Asa Wright Nature Center is the heart of Trinidad & Tobago

Asa Wright Nature Center is the heart of Trinidad & Tobago

Asa Wright Nature Center is the heart of Trinidad & Tobago

Asa Wright Nature Center

Asa Wright Nature Center is located in the heart of the dense jungle on the island of Trinidad in Trinidad & Tobago , and it could be said to contain the heartbeat of the country. Most Caribbean Islands are not big enough to warrant a comparison to a body, but Trinidad is one of the largest islands in this notoriously beautiful tropical body of water.

Asa Wright is about an hour and a half drive from the capital of Port of Spain . The roads are not for the acrophobic. The road is narrow and dances up and around cliffs and hills through dense verdant jungle with steep drop offs into the valleys below.

One of the beautiful views on the way to Asa Wright

We felt secure with our driver and tour guide. His name is Jesse James. People named Jesse James are known throughout history as being fearless. Airplanes at Asa Wright Nature Center

"The Airplanes at Asa Wright Nature Center, Nobody knows the ingredients of Angosturo aromatic bitters , "I have proclaimed as we neared a corner that dropped 500 feet into the jungle below when a truck came around the corner. I have adeptly turned the van out of the way while keeping us from plummeting into the valley all the while pausing in his narrative. "If anyone told you the ingredients of Angosturo aromatic bitters, you would soon be six feet underground," he joked as we continued onward to Asa Wright.

guided tour, then lunch, and then we were allowed to explore the grounds ourselves. Our guide took us to a couple of bird leks. A lek is defined as "A patch of ground used for communal display in the breeding season by the evils of certain birds and mammals."

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One of the beautiful views on the way to Asa Wright

Purple honeycreepers trying to get that magic liquid at Asa Wright

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White-necked Jacobin at Asa Wright

Great Wiskadees talking to each other at Asa Wright

p> Green honeycreeper Asa Wright

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