Flora/Fauna

cattle-egret

Avian Crossroads

Humans aren’t the only visitors flying down to Vieques. Sixty percent of all the birds here also live elsewhere—their numbers topping ours. Most come for the winter season, just like people. Others are “pass... Read More...
Horses on Vieques Beach

The Horses of Vieques

as much a part of the island as the sand and sea After arriving on Vieques your first encounter may very well be with a horse. Strolling on beaches or grazing by the side of the roads and the grounds of your g... Read More...
Leatherback on Vieques

Leatherback Returns to Playa Grande

“Coqui Girl to Peaches, do you copy? Movin’on to number 2.” “Copy that.” It was 8pm and we were on our first round of walking Playa Grande, monitoring the nesting sites of the leatherbacks and watching fo... Read More...
Iguana

IGUANA BITES ER, UM…BYTES

Vieques is inundated with iguanas. You’ll see these light-green, dark-green, tan or even greyish lizards lounging in trees, ambling along the thoroughfares or scuttling across the road – and not always successf... Read More...
Beachside Trees of Vieques

Common Beachside Trees of Vieques

Here’s a quick survey of the some of our most frequently encountered seaside flora. Sea Almond or Indian-Almond (Terminalia catappa) Known as almendro (“almond”) in Spanish, this large, salt-resistant, drough... Read More...