Asa Wright Nature Centre – 9/7/2017

“Take only memories, leave only footprints.”

Chief Seattle

We spent a wonderful few hours at the nature centre during our stay in Trinidad.  The once unsuccessful coffee plantation was bought by Newcombe and Asa Wright.  Asa hosted many scientists to see the oilbird caves and visitors who came to view the wildlife at the adjoining plantation, owned by zoologist William Beebe.  As the plantations became more difficult to manage numerous conservationist stepped in and setup a trust to manage the Asa Wright Center for people to come and see the wildlife.

We drove the winding road through the forests to reach the center where we enjoyed a light lunch on the veranda overlooking bird feeders.  It was truly magical watching these tiny little hummingbirds go from trees to feeders at lightning speed, we were all entranced.  There were quite a few species which kept us entertained for ages.

Blink and you’ll miss them

A guide from the center took all those interested on a walk through garden and a small part of the forest, where we saw a lot of beautiful plants and a few different bird species.  A very educational experience.  I highly recommend a visit to this place.


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