Daily archives for October 25th, 2013

OLD HEGG TURTLE SANCTUARY

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We at Handpicked Villas are full, square behind any form of wildlife conservation. The Caribbean is lush and wonderful due to its thriving flora and fauna populations, and this needs to be protected as the This is why when stories of such amazing people like Orton ‘Brother’ King surface, it is important to give our […]

SPRINGHILL RIDING CLUB

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There is nothing quite like horse-riding in the Caribbean. That feeling of being one with nature, connecting with your horse and experiencing the hills, plantations and beaches in a completely different way. I have only been lucky enough to horse-ride through the hills of Barbados, but it definitively changed my view on the island despite […]

EXTINCT SSSSSSSSNAKES

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On the tiny Maria Island Reserve, just one km south of St Lucia, a slithery suspect has found it’s way into the journals of many biologists and herpetologists around the world. The Caribbean racer snake was unbelievably declared extinct in 1963, but a dedicated group of scientists and volunteers alike have spent 5 months scouring […]