Friday, February 26, 2010

The book of Antigua & Barbuda plants is now for sale.

For anyone building a home in Antigua and thinking about their gardens, for anyone interested in landscaping, for anyone interested in any sort of plants growing naturally here in Antigua, please read about the new excellent book on all of Antigua's native plants. Don't go and bring in plants from abroad like many have done recently. This is always a bad idea for many reasons including the accidental importation of alien species like the Cuba Tree Frog which are now living all over Antigua it seems. Having a garden with local plant species is extremely eco friendly and a very good idea in my humble opinion. Of course knowing what is local and what is imported is half the battle, and this guide will help you figure it out.

This beautifully illustrated 400 page field guide is a comprehensive guide with photographs, identification keys and descriptions of nearly 500 species of plants, mainly native species, that adorn our countryside and provide a habitat for wildlife. It is intended for all who seeks to know more about beautiful tropical plants and their ecosystems. 
We will be organising field trips and running courses on plant identification using this guide as a basis.
The Field Guide is based on extensive surveys of Antigua & Barbuda by the authors. It includes over 1000 photographs taken in Antigua and Barbuda by the authors. Whilst every Caribbean island has it’s own distinct flora, plant lovers will find this guide of application in nearby Caribbean islands.
Obtainable from the EAG Office, the Museum and also from Best of Books, Hotels and book and gift shops. 
All proceeds go to EAG conservation work.
For more info email the Environmental Awareness Group on eag @  and tell them you heard about it on Eli's blog! (i put a space either side of the @ sign so that spam robots don't use it as i have heard that's what i should do).