47 Photos - Dec 15, 2012
Photo: Grand Cayman NATURE TOURS with Ann Stafford
Half day or Full day
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 and www.facebook.com/CaymANNaturePhoto: NATURE TOURS Grand Cayman in air-conditioned car, flexible pick-up points. Explore different vegetation zones and habitats with Ann Stafford, knowledgeable guide and Cayman native plant expert. See culturally significant plants & places, birds, butterflies & more. 
www.caymannature.ky/Nature_Tours.htmlPhoto: Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park map - Woodland Trail
Grand CaymanPhoto: Native Tree Nursery opening at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, Grand Cayman.
Mar.14, 2009Photo: Native Tree Nursery opening at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, Grand Cayman.
Mar.14, 2009Photo: Native Tree Nursery opening at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park.
L to R: Tytia, Andrew, John, Governor Stuart Jack, Mat, Ann, Eliza.
Mar.14, 2009Photo: Boxwood - Buxus bahamensis, Family: BUXACEAE.
Critically Endangered.
Cayman Islands, Bahamas, Cuba and Jamaica
Photo: Ann Stafford, QE II Botanic Park, Grand Cayman, Feb. 16, 2003Photo: Boxwood - Buxus bahamensis, Family: BUXACEAE.
Cayman Islands, Bahamas, Cuba and Jamaica.
Satu Troyer and Lois Blumenthal.
Photo: Ann Stafford, QE II Botanic Park, Grand Cayman, Feb. 16, 2003Photo: Poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) - cultivated, not native, 
by the Visitor Centre at the QE II Botanic Park.
They attract Cayman's Julia butterflies.
Grand Cayman Feb.13, 2010Photo: #1 Woodland Trail entrance.
Old George - Hohenbergia caymanensis, BROMELIACEAE,
Grand Cayman endemic, Critically Endangered, 
plants rescued when part of George Town's Ironwood Forest was cleared for development.
Ann Stafford, Aug.18, 2013.Photo: Smoke Wood - Erythroxylum confusum, ERYTHROXYLACEAE, Critically Endangered,
ALTERNATE leaves. shrub or small tree
Range: Grand Cayman, Bahamas, Cuba and Jamaica.
Resurrection Fern - Polypodium polypodioides, POLYPODIACEAE, Near Threatened.
Ann Stafford, Grand Cayman, Sept.14, 2013Photo: Smoke Wood - Erythroxylum confusum, ERYTHROXYLACEAE, Critically Endangered,
ALTERNATE leaves. shrub or small tree
Range: Grand Cayman, Bahamas, Cuba and Jamaica.
Resurrection Fern - Polypodium polypodioides, POLYPODIACEAE, Near Threatened, and
Giant Air Plant, Wild Pine - Tillandsia utriculata, BROMELIACEAE.
Ann Stafford, Grand Cayman, Sept.14, 2013Photo: Lady Hair - Malpighia cubensis, MALPIGHIACEAE.
Endangered shrub with stinging, needle-like malpighiaceous hairs, DO NOT TOUCH.
Flora of the Cayman Islands, Proctor, 2012 p.507, Fig.147, Pl.47 & 48.
Range: Grand Cayman and Cuba
Ann Stafford, Aug.18, 2013Photo: Blue Iguana - Cyclura lewisi, Endangered Grand Cayman endemic,
eating fruit at the Blue Iguana Recovery Programme (BIRP) site, Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park.
Photo: Ann Stafford, March 3, 2011.
http://www.blueiguana.ky/Photo: #5 Crocodile Hole, Woodland Trail. 
Fossil bones of the Cuban Freshwater Crocodile were discovered in this wetland.
Aug.18, 2013Photo: Reading the Landscape - Plants, Salt and Water.
The fresh water lens sits on top of the heavier salt water.
The plants will tell you where the water is fresh and where it is salty/brackish. 
http://geography.about.com/library/misc/ucghyben.htmPhoto: #6 Buttonwood Swamp
Aug.18, 2013Photo: #7 Kary's Pond, Feb.16, 2003Photo: #7 Kary's Pond: Mexican Primrosewillow - Ludwigia octovalvis, Family: ONAGRACEAE, and 
Water Snowflake - Nymphoides indica, Family: MENYANTHACEAE.
Photo: Ann Stafford, Grand Cayman, QE II Botanic Park, Aug.18, 2013.Photo: Water Snowflake - Nymphoides indica, Family: MENYANTHACEAE.
Photo: Ann Stafford, Grand Cayman, QE II Botanic Park, Feb.16, 2003Photo: #7 Kary's Pond, Woodland Trail, Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park.
Photo: Ann Stafford, Grand Cayman, Dec. 31, 2015.Photo: Corato - Agave caymanensis, Family: AGAVACEAE,  Cayman Islands endemic.
It differs from A. solibifera, Jamaica,
with which it was formerly confused, because it has a distinct woody trunk.
#9 Woodland Trail, QE II Botanic Park
Photo: P. Ann van B. Stafford, Apr. 22, 2012Photo: Corato - Agave caymanensis, Family: AGAVACEAE,  Cayman Islands endemic.
It differs from A. solibifera, Jamaica,
with which it was formerly confused, because it has a distinct woody trunk.
Woodland Trail, QE II Botanic Park.
Photo: P. Ann van B. Stafford, Feb.13, 2010.Photo: #9 Cactus Country
Aug. 18, 2013Photo: Will Burrard-Lucas, wildlife photographer, photographing Ghost Orchids in bloom - Dendrophylax fawcettii, 
on a Smoke Wood tree - Erythroylum areolatum.
#10 Epiphyte Woodland
 Photo: Ann Stafford, May 10, 2012Photo: Will Burrard-Lucas, wildlife photographer, at the QE II Botanic Park Visitor Centre, Grand Cayman. Photo: Ann Stafford, May 10, 2012
http://www.burrard-lucas.com/gallery/wildlife/the_americas/cayman_islands.htmlPhoto: Ben Illis, wildlife photographer and journalist, 
photographing a free roaming Blue Iguana (extreme left) on Manchineel 
in the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park.
Photo: Ann Stafford, Aug.18, 2013.
http://www.benillis.com/cayman-2013.htmlPhoto: Blue Iguana, free roaming, on Manchineel - Hippomane mancinella, Endangered, (DO NOT TOUCH),
Woodland Trail, Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, Grand Cayman.
Photo: Ann Stafford, Aug.18, 2013.Photo: Blue Iguana - Cyclura lewisi, Endangered Grand Cayman endemic,
named after biologist C. Bernard Lewis, Rhodes Scholar, who took a male and female to the British Museum of Natural History,
collected during the 1938 Oxford University Biological Expedition to the Cayman Islands.
Photo: Ann Stafford, on the Woodland Trail, Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, Grand Cayman, Apr. 22, 2012Photo: Blue Iguana - Cyclura lewisi, Endangered Grand Cayman endemic,
named after biologist C. Bernard Lewis, Rhodes Scholar, who took a male and female to the British Museum of Natural History, 
collected during the 1938 Oxford University Biological Expedition to the Cayman Islands.
Photo: Ann Stafford, in the Colour Garden, Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, Grand Cayman, Aug. 18, 2013Photo: Shake Hand - Xylosma bahamense, SALICAEAE.
Dioecious Critically Endangered shrub/small tree.
Fruit on female plant, QE II Botanic Park woodland Trail.
Flora of the Cayman Islands, Proctor, 2012 p.319, Pl.21; Wild Trees p.84/212.
Range: Grand Cayman and northern Bahamas only.
Ann Stafford, Feb.13, 2010.Photo: Spiny Confus'em, Greenheart Ebony - Rochefortia acanthophora, BORAGINACEAE.
Dioecious - male and female flowers on different plants - shrub/small tree.
Flora of the Cayman Islands, Proctor, 2012 p.570, Pl.55
Greater Antilles and Antigua. 
Grand Cayman, Ann Stafford, Sept.14, 2014Photo: Woodland Trail to the Lake
small Shake Hand tree - Xylosma bahamense on left,
 by small Silver Thatch palm - Coccothrinax proctorii
Sept.14, 2013Photo: Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park lake. 
Photo: Ann Stafford, Mar.7, 2009Photo: Spiny Confus'em, Greenheart Ebony - Rochefortia acanthophora, BORAGINACEAE.
Dioecious - female tree with tiny ripe, red fruits.
Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, by the lake.
Grand Cayman, Greater Antilles and Antigua.
P. Ann van B. Stafford, Sept.14, 2013Photo: Spiny Confus'em, Greenheart Ebony - Rochefortia acanthophora, BORAGINACEAE.
Dioecious - female tree with fruits.
Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, by the lake.
Grand Cayman, Greater Antilles and Antigua.
P. Ann van B. Stafford, Sept.14, 2013Photo: Alasdair Currie and Andrea Jones photographing  Critically Endangered Grand Cayman endemic 
Cayman Sage - Salvia caymanensis, Family: LAMIACEAE/LABIATAE,
a small, slender, stiffly erect shrub to 1m tall.
http://caymannature.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_12.html
FLORA of the CAYMAN ISLANDS by George R. Proctor 2012 p.590, Fig. 219, Plate 57.
Photo: P. Ann van B. Stafford, Grand Cayman, Mar. 2, 2013.Photo: Cayman Sage - Salvia caymanensis, Family: LAMIACEAE/LABIATAE,
a small, slender, stiffly erect shrub to 1m tall, Critically Endangered Grand Cayman endemic.
http://caymannature.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_12.html
FLORA of the CAYMAN ISLANDS by George R. Proctor 2012 p.590, Fig. 219, Plate 57.
Photo: P. Ann van B. Stafford, Grand Cayman, Mar. 2, 2013.Photo: Colour Garden - Andrea Jones and Alasdair Currie photographing 
the Blue Section, Queen Elizaberth II Botanic Park, Grand Cayman.
Photo: Ann Stafford, March 3, 2013.Photo: Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park bridge.
Photo: Ann Stafford, April 22, 2012Photo: Water Lilies by the Gazebo.
Nov. 3, 2016Photo: Silver Thatch Palm - Coccothrinax proctorii
Cayman Islands Endangered endemic National Tree,
Heritage Garden, Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, Grand Cayman.
John Lawrus, General Manager of the Park and Paul Fabricius, TV producer.
Photo: Ann Stafford, May 26, 2012.Photo: Orchid Garden opening at Botanic Park,
John Lawrus, Andrew Guthrie and Frank Roulstone.
Photo: Ann Stafford, Feb. 13, 2010Photo: Dollar Orchids - Prosthechea boothiana in the Orchid Garden at the Botanic Park.
Photo: Ann Stafford, Feb. 13, 2010.Photo: Cayman's Blue Iguana on the new Orchid Garden boardwalk at the Botanic Park.
Photo: Ann Stafford, Feb.13, 2010Photo: Dr. and Mrs R.R. Askew on the Woodland Trail at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park.
Photo: Ann Stafford, Grand Cayman, Oct. 23, 2015.