When we started the gardens there was nothing. Now, we have many exotic haliconias, plumerias, gardenias, palms, pineapples, mountain apples, and hibiscus. They are producing large amounts of flowers. Not only do they smell good but the nectar produced in the flowers attracts large amounts of Butterflies and Hummingbirds.
One of our regulars to the garden is The Blue Morpho. This butterfly is one of the most exotic in the world.
Panama has 59 species of hummingbirds. The most in the world. Our Garden has created a perfect nesting area for Hummingbirds. The Green Breasted Mango Hummingbird is the most prolific. We constantly have nest and hatchlings on the property. At Red Frog Bungalows you will see many of the species just sitting on our patios. Parrots, oropendolas, seahawks, woodpeckers, and pelicans are a few of the other hundreds that have been identified in the area.
We also have an abundance of Strawberry Dart Frogs (Dendrobates Pumilio). Also known as Red Frogs. We have created a sanctuary for these frogs by planting many different bromeliads. The females will use this plant to place their eggs on the leaves or in the axil. Once the eggs hatch, the water in the axil of the bromeliad is essential for the tadpoles. They can been seen and heard throughout the day. This genetic variety (color) can be found only on Bastimentos Island. Nowhere else in the World!