All posts tagged: botanic park

Exclusive: Celebrating the Blue Iguanas

Photo Credit: Doug Bell   I am pleased to share with you some bonus content and footage!  A huge thank you to Daybreak for helping raise awareness for the Blue Iguanas and the Blue Iguana Recovery Program on World Wildlife Day! Click here to watch my interview on Daybreak with Edlyn Ruiz.  We are on location at the Queen Elizabeth II’s Botanic Park joined by Karen Forbes and Alberto Estevanovich sharing why Cayman’s endemic blue iguanas are so special. A huge thanks to everyone!   Happy World Wildlife Day!

The Revival of The Blue Iguanas

                                            Photo Credit: Doug Bell The United Nations General Assembly designated 3rd March as World Wildlife Day, to celebrate the world’s wild fauna and flora (United Nations). In honor of World Wildlife Day, I would like to dedicate this post to raise awareness for the Blue Iguanas, a national beauty and icon of the Cayman Islands. The Blue Iguana Recovery Program, is dedicated to the conservation and preservation of the Blue Iguanas. The once critically endangered species, is beginning to thrive in the wild once again. There was a time when we almost lost our beloved Blue Iguanas, thankfully they are moving out of danger from becoming extinct. Currently, the population of Blue Iguanas has reached over 900, showing promise of reaching a target goal of a population of 1,000 Blue Iguanas. The care and dedication of staff members of the Blue Iguana Recovery Program, along with the success of captive breeding has contributed …

Nature Wonderland

  Over the holidays I enjoy a stroll through a Nature Wonderland, none other than the spectacular Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park here in the Cayman Islands.  A park with manicured gardens filled with exotic flora and fauna.  A real treat is walking along the grounds and coming across a Blue Iguana in their natural habitat. Old Time Cayman Memory Lane  Photo Credit:http://www.botanic-park.ky/photo-gallery/ One of my favorite spots in the Botanic Park is the traditional Cayman style house and garden.  The rooftop of the house is made out of Silver Thatch Palm.  Adjacent to the house is the caboose, which is the heart of the home- the kitchen.  A place where traditional and very yummy Cayman style food would be cooked.  In the backyard, is an old-time rope maker.  Back in the day, Silver Thatch was made into rope, and exported.  Silver Thatch also was used to make hats, bags and whompers- a type of shoe.         National Treasure The Cayman Islands Blue Iguana is both an icon and a national treasure.  As …