Saturday, February 26, 2011

February 26th, 2011

Today I visited El Pilar. It's an ancient Mayan site dated around 800 BCE. A lot of it is still overgrown. They are very slow to remove the foliage from the ruins because as soon as they are exposed to the elements they degrade rather quickly (at least that's what the sign said). I still enjoyed the place however and I took advantage of the fact that I was the only visitor that day. Not only was the place filled with history but it was also filled with birds. I saw Ocellated Turkeys, Cinnamon Woodpeckers, and five different types of Hummingbirds. All in all it was a good day.

Guatemala is only a mile away and can be seen in the distance.

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