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Mangroves
Mangroves
Fri 01:31 PM May 25, 2001

21°51’17”N 71°50’24”W
 
Mangroves thrive in the shallow waters betweens the islands. This small clump marks the beginning of the long l-shaped beach at Crossing Place. Just south of here, around the ferry landing, the mangroves completely surround the inlets. And at Man-o-War Bush a large cluster is the nesting site for a flock of Frigate Birds. Man-o-War Bush is on the Caicos Banks just south of Middle Caicos.


Butterfly Pea
Butterfly Pea
Tue 12:07 PM May 29, 2001

21°49’38”N 71°43’57”W
 
We've found the flowers on Middle Caicos to be most prolific in May and June. The most common flowers are small yellow or blue blossoms on low bushes. The Butterly Pea is one of the larger and brighter flowers with individual blossoms spread along it's vines.


Mini Rainforest
Mini Rainforest
Thu 10:45 AM May 31, 2001

21°47’22”N 71°41’28”W
 
Mango Tree Hole's moist and shady climate does have one drawback, Mosquitos. The swarm was thick but respected our repellant spray. Also handy was a locally made palm wisk for brushing the mosquitoes away.


Fresh Bananas
Fresh Bananas
Mon 10:46 AM Aug 23, 1999
 
Bananas are not native but thrive on Middle Caicos. You'll find trees growing in gardens all over the island. In the past, they were planted in "banana holes". These are vertical shafts dissolved into the limestone by rainwater. Organic matter collecting in the holes eventually fills them with rich soil.


Bromeliad
Bromeliad
Sat 09:39 AM Jun 2, 2001

21°48’43”N 71°42’01”W
 
Bromeliads and cactus are common in the undergrowth on Middle Caicos. This large bromeliad is near Nanny Pond. The stone wall in the background is typical of those that were built during the Loyalist Plantation era. Some marked the boundaries of plantations and some were to keep cattle from falling into caves or ponds.


Lantana
Lantana
Thu 10:51 AM May 31, 2001

21°47’21”N 71°41’29”W
 
We found this Lantana among the thick lush vegetation surrounding Mango Tree Hole. At home, this would be a low spreading bush but on Middle Caicos this bush was a tall as me.


Wild Cotton
Wild Cotton
Fri 01:33 PM Jan 3, 2003
 
Middle Caicos' current culture had it's beginnings just after the American Revolution when British loyalists left the former colonies and established plantations in the Caicos Islands. Hurricanes and the boll weevil drove them away a few decades later but the cotton remains in the wild.


Old Man Cactus
Old Man Cactus
Fri 02:57 PM Jan 3, 2003
 
This cactus is known as the Old Man Cactus because of the white beards that form on mature growths.


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