Category Archives: Cactus

Jim Hill Nature Walk

What an awesome  day it was today. One look at that turquoise, flat calm water and a quick trip up Jim Hill ended up being a good two hours. There was an abundance of glorious wild flowers in full bloom after the … Continue reading

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Old Man Cactus Flower

Caught sight of this the other day and made a point of returning at night to try and catch some photos of the flower. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve tried over the years and this is only … Continue reading

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Turks Head Cactus Pods

Many of the Turks Head Cacti here at Harbour Club Villas are flowering and throwing off seed pods like crazy right now. They are providing a feast for our local population of anoles and curly tailed lizards. I haven’t managed … Continue reading

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Old Man Cactus

Take a look around you in our local bush and frequently you will see this spectacular cactus. The Dildo Cactus with its rather suggestive name is locally called the Old Man Cactus and is probably the most commonly found cactus in … Continue reading

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Turks Head Cactus

 The recent rains have revived all the plants, bushes and everything is blooming like crazy including my Turks Head cacti.  I love these cacti……….hope you enjoy the selection of photos.     Marta       http://www.harbourclubvillas.com

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Hummingbird Update

All during this last week, our little hummingbird mama has been soooo busy building her nest. It has grown quite substantially (see my earlier blog as she began building her nest). For the first several days we had consistent rain … Continue reading

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Starfish Flower

I’m not sure where I got a cutting for this cactus like plant and was amazed one day to see a spectacular flower appear. It is called Stapelia Gigantea or Starfish Flower. The flowers can be 10 to 16 inches … Continue reading

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Opuntia Cactus

All this dry weather and no rain has been ideal for our large Opuntia Cactus also known as Prickly Pear Cactus. It is blooming to beat the band with large bright yellow flowers. A dried almond leaf was caught up … Continue reading

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Turks Head Cactus

I can’t believe all the seed pods on my Turks Head Cactus……all shaped like peppers but in a rosy pink colour. This little Anole lizard was looking to eat a few. I believe they do eat them along with the … Continue reading

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North West Point Walk

Yesterday we set off to explore a beach along the North West Point coast line that we’ve never been to but had heard about from some of our recent Harbour Club Villas guests. We had turned around the day before as it was … Continue reading

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