Animals, Nature, Wildlife

Weekend Wildlife Activities

This weekend was a packed one for the El Socorro Centre for Wildlife Conservation. On Friday and Sunday we attended the T&T Bioblitz where over the weekend biological surveying was done in an attempt to record all the living species within the area. The final count was 730 species. For this display we had some of… Continue reading Weekend Wildlife Activities

Environment, Gardening, Hobbies, Nature

Lucky Seed (Cascabela thevetia)

So I decided to plant a lucky seed tree as well. Yellow oleander (Cascabela thevetia) is also known as lucky seed or lucky nut because the shape resembles a fortune cookie. It is also known as "be still plant" as all parts of the plant are poisonous if ingested. It comes in two varieties, yellow… Continue reading Lucky Seed (Cascabela thevetia)

Environment, Gardening, Hobbies, Nature

My Mgambo Tree Journey: New Leaves

I need to give my tree a name. She's been growing quite well over the past few days. Here are some photos of where she's at.       Here she is when she sent out her first leaves. This was on the 4th September.       The leaves got a little bigger by the 5th September       … Continue reading My Mgambo Tree Journey: New Leaves

Environment, Nature

A Little About Mgambo Trees (Majidea zanguebarica)

Since I decided to plant my Mgambo tree here in Trinidad, I have been looking for information about it all over the internet. There isn't very much out there but this is what I have learned. Botanical Name: Majidea zanguebarica or Majidea zangueberica (It appears both ways online.) The word Mgambo is Swahili for "announcement"… Continue reading A Little About Mgambo Trees (Majidea zanguebarica)