Readers of a recent travel article for the Toronto Sun are invited to “get close to nature in St. Kitts”:
If people know anything about St. Kitts at all, it’s usually that it’s one of the few Caribbean islands with a UNESCO World Heritage Site (Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park), and home to the “Last Railway in the West Indies” — now used for scenic train tours.
Perhaps even fewer people are aware the island is also an ideal destination for nature lovers. Did you know, for example, St. Kitts was the first English colony to pass legislation protecting its interior forests? Or that the island is home to a very rare Oceanic Rainforest (which is actually expanding), and that unique plants and animals such as the St. Christopher Bull Finch and Malcolm Smith Procter fern can be found in the cloud forest of the island’s mountains?
[Photo: Brett Woodvine]