Some of the tree saplings in the nursery in Anã. They will take only six years to grow in the rainforest.
Last year (2014), Saint Mary’s visited Anã as well. During that trip, they helped the locals clear land for a nursery and built planters that are used for reforestation and food. Upon our return this year, we got a tour on our second day by Viccente the leader of the nursery.
There are many enterprises around Anã. One of them are these stingless bees. On our tour, we got up close and personal with them.
Dona Odila is the head council member of Anã. She keeps everything in tip-top shape and runs a tight ship. She makes sure to take good care of us.
Don Dogila, is our group pet. As we work and walk around the pousada, he loyally follows along and shares in our adventures.
Diorlando, one of the many friends we made in Anã, was extremely excited to show us the village’s pet turtles as part of our tour.
Along our walk, a little boy peaks out the window to catch a glimpse of the new visitors. Anã has many groups and individuals come visit around the world to participate in ecotourism.
Diorlando is sitting along the rail of the boat on our way to Coroca where we danced the night away celebrating the 10th annual honey festival. Diorlando is loved by all in our group. He tags along all our adventures. As he teaches us Portuguese along the way we teach him English.
Suzanne playing tic-tac-toe and teaching English to a young girl, Dinara, who joined us for the honey festival.
After a hour and an half trip, we arrived in Coroca for the honey festival. We danced the night away with Brazilians and got to know one another better. Another boat docked outside Coroca after they dropped off their passengers. About two hundred to three hundred people came out to celebrate.