Costa Rica's newfound eco-consciousness has spawned a whole host of private entrepreneurial preserves, like the Quetzal Farm in mountainous rural Los Santos, where the brilliant red-breasted, green-bodied quetzal bird
- considered by many to be the most beautiful in the world can be glimpsed through field glasses, calmly preening its feathers.
Quetzalcoatl (from Nahuatl quetzalli, "tail feather of the quetzal bird
[Pharomachrus mocinno]" + coatl, "snake") The Feathered Serpent, one of the major deities of the ancient Mexican pantheon.
95), an ornithologist's journey through Guatemala in search of the mysteriously beautiful quetzal bird
Vividly illustrating the plantation's pride in its product and attention to detail, Finca Dos Maria staff will hand-paint the Quetzal bird
symbol on each of the farm's coffee bags before they are transported to Diedrich Coffee's Southern California headquarters.
As a composite of a rattlesnake and the quetzal bird
, this Aztec creation god's imagery is as varied as the many legends that exist about him in the Mesoamerican pantheon.
The museum will offer the opportunity to try your hand at some Aztec-themed crafts, including making an Aztec sun plate or a quetzal bird
One of the students voluntarily made a quetzal bird
out of cardboard, paper, and pipe cleaners, and others chose to make a diorama showing human sacrifices by the Aztecs.
Most of the events - from making Celtic pots and a quetzal bird
to tasting some exotic snacks - are free and people who visit all the museums will also be able to enter a free prize draw.