Friday, June 14, 2013

Flora (and some Fauna) in the Dominican Republic

While in the Dominican Republic, we saw a wide variety of plans and flowers, as well as some interesting animals (mostly of the lizard type) and birds (hummingbirds and woodpeckers!). The place we stayed at in Las Galeras was ran by a French expat who was very much into his garden. The yard in the place, called Villa La Plantacion, looked more like a botanical garden than a regular garden. There were several kinds of palm trees, an endless variety of tropical flowers, and even a pine tree (!).

Here's a small sample of some of the gorgeous flowers we saw, along with two of the most interesting little lizards (I'm sure they each have a proper name, so I welcome that information!). The pink guy only came out to hunt at night and he/she sat behind an A/C unit. One night we saw it catch a moth as big as its head!

If you are a nature lover, I think you will enjoy these photos! For more fun photos, go to my Etsy store or visit my website.

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