I love checking out the flora and fauna in the places we visit. Fortunately, Jayne from Delphinus and my mom do, as well. If plants, animals, and insect drama interest you, keep reading. I only shared my favorite photos, but we saw so much more. The Governor Gore Bird Sanctuary had some kind of creature nearly everywhere we looked and the Queen Elizabeth Botanical Garden had some gorgeous flowers, though we were a little too early for the orchids.
At the botanical garden we noticed this warning sign in the parking lot. It clarifies only by the picture that they only mean to check for blue iguanas. Green iguanas are invasive and have a price on their heads. It is unlikely to see a blue iguana, though, as they are very endangered. The botanical garden does have a blue iguana breeding program to save the species, so maybe they are worried about escapees.
Fountains are a nice touch, but I love waterlilies. Combine the two and it is a winning combination as far as I am concerned.
Jayne informed me this is a passion flower. Apparently it is no relation to passionfruit, but passion flower extracts are used in teas for its calming effects. I thought it a very unique looking flower.
The gardens were lovely and mom, Jayne and I enjoyed them (we even saw the endemic parrot eating palm figs)