Thursday, March 11, 2010

VIEW FROM CROOKED TREE VILLAGE



PICNIC AND FUNDRAISING AT THE CROOKED TREE BAPTIST CHURCH
FISHING AT THE CROOKED TREE LAGOON
A short 33-mile trip north of Belize City, and a two-mile drive over the causeway, off the Northern Highway, leads you to an oasis teeming with life. And sandwiched between six lagoons  lies Crooked Tree Village, the largest inland wetlands of Belize. The village of narrow sandy roads are lined with cashew trees, and a variety of tropical fruits. 

During the dry season, the lagoons shrink in size creating a high concentration of fish, and providing  a banquet for thousands of birds to feast, including the famous jabiru stork, the King of the land. 


Crooked Tree Village is one of nine national parks and nature preserves co-managed by the government of Belize and Audubon Belize. It is one of the best places in Belize to see rare birds and mammals in the wild. 


But no matter what time of the year,  a trip to Crooked Tree is always a pleasant experience with friendly people, and natural beauty.

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