Guava

Guava on My Mind

While perusing our local food stores you will no doubt come across unusual, discus-shaped tins or plastic packages of a local Puerto Rican specialty and taste phenomenon.  Guava paste (pasta de guayaba in Spani... 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...
Co-Qui

How the Coqui Got to Hawaii

  The genus name for the coqui frog, Eleutherodactylis, translates from the Latinized Greek for “free toes” alluding to the fact the toes are un-webbed. 16 species of tiny tree frogs belong to th... Read More...