Red footed in Tortola
The Red Footed Tortoise is found in America,Venezuela, Brazil and some Caribbean islands, including Tortola in the British Virgins.
Legacy of the flamboyant
It is widely cultivated and may be seen adorning parks, and estates throughout the entire Caribbean. It also provides a stately presence along many island roads.
Blue Backed Manakins
Watch the seductive dance and listen to Tobago's birds courting
The Parks of the U.S. and British Virgins Islands are a source of inspiration and exhilaration for all of us who need to get in touch with nature and ourselves. Click for more.
Herbal extracts are plentiful in the Caribbean, where the healing and restorative power of plants and nuts has been passed down for generations. Click for more.
There are 353 species of parrots in the West Indies. Parrots are friendly and make good pets, but they can be fearful and feel the emotions of their surroundings Click for more.
If you're wearing bright red swim trunks or have painted toenails, an iguana may move faster than usual. It may be thinking you're the hibiscus flower it loves to eat. Click for more.
You could be fortunate to see the red footed tortoise out and about for the day. It doesn't do much but lumber along, scrounging for food. Click for more.
Cuba is one of those four letter words to some pundits and politicians, who let criticism of the country overshadow understanding of its vibrant people, food, music and natural beauty. Click for more.
Calabash is perhaps the most versatile fruit in the Caribbean. Wild Calabash grows along tropical canopies and you'll find cultivated calabash, in West Indian gardens bearing a more porous and larger fruit. Click for more.
Dragon fruit is considered a cactus, though it climbs to sixty feet as a vine. It originates in the Caribbean and South America, and has spread into Asia. Click for more.
Suriname national reserves, blue dart frog, Guianan cock-of-the rock, ecotourism, adventure tours, flora and fauna Click for more.
It is widely cultivated and may be seen adorning parks, and estates throughout the entire Caribbean. It also provides a stately presence along many island roads. Visitors might think islanders invented this tree we call flamboyant, though its formal name, Royal Poinciana, honors a French governor and the use of the trees among royalty Click for more.