Thursday, April 25, 2013

Asa Wright Nature Centre

On Monday, I took the day off from work. Kedar, Anne and I went to the Asa Wright Nature Centre. It was a humid, cloudy day that threatened to rain JUST when we were about the start the trail. Thankfully, the clouds held up until we were driving out.

When we arrived, we paid the tour fee so we could go on the trails. The grounds were well maintained.

Since it was 12:30 p.m. and the next tour was at 1:30 p.m., we spent the majority of our time on the verandah. Below the verandah, there were hummzingers, fruits and specially grown plants that attracted hummingbirds.

Other birds also got in on the fruits and water set up. These kiskidees were territorial over their water.

This one was perched by the hummzinger hanging by the verandah.

I don't know the names of birds, but they were pretty.

We went on the trails to see the extremely shy (but noisy) manakins. The trails were nice, if a bit short. We saw flamingo heliconia and some pretty flower I can't remember the name for.

Along the trail there were some nice sights.



We saw the manakins but they were far and facing the other direction. Antisocial birds. There were other trails that we didn't go on, and the weather wasn't encouraging the birds to really come out. I thought it was nice, but I want to return another time to see more of the grounds, trails and wildlife.

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