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Cayman Ghost Orchid Ghost Orchid Fast Facts
► Ghost Orchids (Dendrophylax Lindenii) are endemic to the Cayman Islands
► Ghost Orchids are a critically endangered species
► The Cayman Islands just passed much needed and long overdue conservation legislation protecting Ghost Orchids
► Ghost Orchids are known to exist only in Florida and the western Caribbean
► Ghost Orchids thrive in hot, moist marshy environments
► Seasonally, you may find Ghost Orchids in bloom along the Mastic Trail and Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park
► Ghost Orchids are epiphytes that attach photosynthetically to trees, from which they derive their water and nutrients
► Ghost Orchids blossom infrequently for only several weeks from April to August
► Ghost Orchids have a refreshing soap-like aroma
Blue Footed Boobie
► Boobies are among hundreds of species of birds that stop to rest in the Cayman Islands along their migratory paths.
► Boobies are most common in Little Cayman and Cayman Brac.
► The Caribbean Parrot is Cayman’s national bird.
► Cayman Parrots feed on leaves and berries from the trees that grow wild in the Cayman Islands.
► They like to eat these little berries that grow on some of the palm trees
► Green Iguanas are abundant throughout Grand Cayman – perhaps a little too abundant.
Thanks Joe, more please. Kay
Thanks Joe, more please.
I am now trying to deside what lens to have on my camera when I get off the plane! 😮
I can’t wait to start shooting and sharing…
The parrots are so pretty and the bluer than blue sky is a’ killin’ me! **sigh!**
Kelly – have a wonderful trip!
Those are absolutely beautiful! What nice pics to wake up to Joe. Thank you for sharing them with us! You guys are so blessed to be surrounded by such beauty.
WOW! Wonderful collection of pics. Really looking AWESOME… Enjoyed a lot..I’m eagerly waiting to visit that place.
lovely pics, thanks for sharing