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What

Sea Lavender Argusia gnaphalodes

Observer

caymannature

Date

February 16, 2014

Place

Pedro (Google, OSM)

Description

Sea Lavender - Argusia gnaphalodes, Family: BORAGINACEAE. Dense, mound-like shrub, narrow leaves ALTERNATE, fleshy, velvety, silvery green-grey. The fragrant white flowers attract butterflies. Seacoasts and saline shores, particularly sandy beaches. Bermuda, Florida, West Indies, and coasts of Yucatan, Cozumel, Belize and Venezuela. Photo: Ann Stafford, Pedro bluff, Grand Cayman, Feb.16, 2014. FLORA of the CAYMAN ISLANDS by George R. Proctor 2012 p.559, Fig.208, Pl.52. In Cayman, a tea was made from boiled leaves for stomach problems and nerves. (Ref. Healing Plants of the Cayman Islands compiled by Lorna McCubbin, March 15, 1995) http://lee.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/GardenPubsAZ/Sea_Lavender_Arqusia_gnaphalodes.pdf

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What

Herb-of-Grace Bacopa monnieri

Observer

caymannature

Date

June 25, 2015

Place

Safehaven (Google, OSM)

Description

Bacopa monnieri - Water Hyssop, Herb of Grace, Family: SCROPHULARIACEAE (PLANTAGINACEAE). Leaves OPPOSITE, fleshy; stems creeping, rooting at the nodes, much branched and forming mats. Flowers pale blue, mauve or white. It grows in wet pastures, damp lawns and beside fresh or brackish pools. It is widespread in both the New and Old World Tropics.
It is a known larval food plant of the White Peacock butterfly (Anartia jatrophae), but in the Cayman Islands this butterfly’s larval food plant is unknown.
Photo: Ann Stafford, Safehaven, Grand Cayman, June 25, 2015.
Flora of the Cayman Islands by George R. Proctor, 2012 p.601.

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What

Limonium companyonis

Observer

caymannature

Date

August 3, 2004

Place

Safehaven (Google, OSM)

Description

Island Heather - Limonium companyonis, Family: PLUMBAGINACEAE.
Naturalized perennial herb with woody taproot. Leaves in a dense basal rosette. Pretty lilac flowers. Plants grow in white saline marl. Photo: Ann Stafford, Pinehurst Rd, Safehaven, Grand Cayman, Aug.3. 2004.
Native to Mediterranean coast of France and Balearic Islands. Its mode of introduction to the Cayman Islands is unknown. Flora of the Cayman Islands, Proctor 2012 p.285, Plate 17.
https://picasaweb.google.com/101164065346884869793/CaymANNatureFlora

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What

Limonium companyonis

Observer

caymannature

Date

April 4, 2004

Place

Safehaven (Google, OSM)

Description

Island Heather - Limonium companyonis, Family: PLUMBAGINACEAE. Perennial herb with woody taproot. Leaves in a dense basal rosette. Pretty lilac flowers. Plants growing in white saline marl. Photo: Ann Stafford, Safehaven Drive, Grand Cayman, April 4, 2004. Native to Mediterranean coast of France and Balearic Islands. Its mode of introduction to the Cayman Islands is unknown. Flora of the Cayman Islands, Proctor 2012 p.285, Plate 17.
https://picasaweb.google.com/101164065346884869793/CaymANNatureFlora

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What

Paper Wasp Polistes major

Observer

caymannature

Date

December 28, 2006

Place

Windermere St, Grand Cayman (Google, OSM)

Description

Paper Wasp - Polistes major (Family: VESPIDAE) eating Monarch caterpillar - Danaus plexippus, (Family: DANAIDAE) on its larval food plant Red Top (Scarlet Milkweed) - Asclepias curassavica.
Ann Stafford, Grand Cayman, Dec.28, 2006.
https://picasaweb.google.com/101164065346884869793/CaymANNatureButterfliesMothsAndTheirPlants#

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What

St. Andrew's Cotton Stainer Dysdercus andreae

Observer

caymannature

Date

April 10, 2012

Place

South Sound, Grand Cayman (Google, OSM)

Description

St. Andrew's Cotton Stainer bug - Dysdercus andreae, Family: PYRRHOCORIDAE, on Wild Cotton / Short-staple Cotton - Gossypium hirsutum var. punctatum, Family: MALVACEAE, one of its host plants.
Photo: Ann Stafford, South Sound, Grand Cayman, Apr.10, 2012.

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What

Spanish Elm Cordia gerascanthus

Observer

caymannature

Date

March 19, 2005

Place

19.2761..., -81.385... (Google, OSM)

Description

Spanish Elm - Cordia gerascanthus, Family: BORAGINACEAE, Endangered.
In the Cayman Islands, Spanish Elm was used in general construction and for making oars.
Greater Antilles, Mexico, Central America and Columbia.
Photo: Ann Stafford, Mar.19, 2005.
Flora of the Cayman Islands by George R. Proctor 2012 p.567, Pl.54.

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What

Grand Cayman Blue Iguana Cyclura nubila ssp. lewisi

Observer

caymannature

Date

April 22, 2012

Place

19.3146..., -81.166... (Google, OSM)

Description

Grand Cayman Blue Iguana - Cyclura lewisi, (syn. Cyclura nubila lewisi Grant, 1940) Endangered Grand Cayman endemic, named after biologist C. Bernard Lewis, Rhodes Scholar, who took a male and female to the British Museum of Natural History, collected during the 1938 Oxford University Biological Expedition to the Cayman Islands.
Photo: Ann Stafford, Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, Grand Cayman, Apr. 22, 2012
www.blueiguana.ky/iguanas/cayman
http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=683050

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What

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

caymannature

Date

April 28, 2013

Place

Grand Harbour dykes (Google, OSM)

Description

Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias, fishing at sunset.
Uncommon winter visitor and fairly common passage migrant.
Ann Stafford, Grand Harbour dykes, Grand Cayman, April 28, 2013.
A Photographic Guide to Birds of the Cayman Islands by Patricia E. Bradley and Yves-Jacques Rey-Millet 2013 p.77.

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What

Zenaida Dove Zenaida aurita

Observer

caymannature

Date

June 25, 2010

Place

Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, Grand Cayman (Google, OSM)

Description

Zenaida Dove (Pea Dove, Big Dove) and baby - Zenaida aurita, Cayman Islands breeding resident.
Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park Plant Nursery, Grand Cayman.
Photo: Ann Stafford, June 25, 2010

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What

Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

Observer

caymannature

Date

January 4, 2015

Place

Fairbanks Road, Grand Cayman (Google, OSM)

Description

Black-crowned Night Heron - Nycticorax nycticorax
Photo: Ann Stafford, Agape pond, Grand Cayman, Jan.4, 2015.

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What

Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor

Observer

caymannature

Date

May 19, 2011

Place

Fairbanks Road, Grand Cayman (Google, OSM)

Description

Tricolored Heron - Egretta tricolor
Fairbanks Road, Grand Cayman
Grand Cayman. Photo: Ann Stafford, May 19, 2011

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What

Wild Calabash Elaeodendron xylocarpum

Observer

caymannature

Date

July 12, 2003

Place

off Walkers Road, Grand Cayman (Google, OSM)

Description

Wild Calabash - Elaeodendron xylocarpum, Family: CELASTRACEAE, Critically Endangered.
Small tree, sometimes low and shrubby. Leaves Opposite or some of them Alternate. Leaves margins usually sparingly crenulate. Flowers inconspicuous, fruits hard, rounded, greenish, are eaten by fruit bats.
Photo: Ann Stafford, Grand Cayman, July 12, 2003.
Flora of the Cayman Islands by George R. Proctor, 2012, p.430, Pl.35.
http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=512741

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What

Wild Calabash Elaeodendron xylocarpum

Observer

caymannature

Date

November 12, 2002

Place

off Old Robin Rd, Grand Cayman (Google, OSM)

Description

Wild Calabash - Elaeodendron xylocarpum, Family: CELASTRACEAE, Critically Endangered.
Small tree, sometimes low and shrubby. Leaves Opposite or some of them Alternate. Leaves margins usually sparingly crenulate. Flowers inconspicuous, fruits hard, rounded, greenish, are eaten by fruit bats.
Photo: Ann Stafford, Grand Cayman, Nov.12, 2002.
Flora of the Cayman Islands by George R. Proctor, 2012, p.430, Pl.35.
http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=512741

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What

Calabash Crescentia cujete

Observer

caymannature

Date

November 12, 2002

Place

off Old Robin Rd, Grand Cayman (Google, OSM)

Description

Calabash (or Gourd) tree - Crescentia cujete, Family: BIGNONIACEAE.
The sprawling tree bears large green fruits, gourds (up to 25 cm in diameter) - the woody outer shells were traditionally used to make water containers, soup bowls, plates and for bailing boats.
Florida, West Indies and continental tropical America.
Photo: Ann Stafford, Nov.12, 2002.
FLORA of the CAYMAN ISLANDS by George R. Proctor 2012 p.604, Fig.226, Pl.58.

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What

Green Thorn Sideroxylon horridum

Observer

caymannature

Date

October 1, 2006

Place

Forest Glen, North Side, Grand Cayman (Google, OSM)

Description

Green Thorn, White Thorn, Shake Hand - Sideroxylon horridum, Endangered, SAPOTACEAE,
has twigs that are rigid and reddish and the thorns SHARP!
Cayman Islands, Cuba and Haiti.
Photo: P. Ann van B. Stafford, Forest Glen, North Side, Grand Cayman, Oct.1, 2006.
Flora of the Cayman Islands 2012 by George R. Proctor, p.341, Fig.124, Pl.25.
http://caymannature.blogspot.com/2013/09/spiny-confusem-and-shake-hand-trees.html

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What

Fustic Maclura tinctoria

Observer

caymannature

Date

November 1, 2003

Place

South Church St, Grand Cayman (Google, OSM)

Description

Fustic - Maclura tinctoria, Family: MORACEAE, Critically Endangered.
DIOECIOUS - male and female flowers grow on separate trees, staminate (male) catkins on this tree.
Fustic is native to the West Indies and continental tropical America.
It was exported from Grand Cayman for its yellowish dye, known as fustic or khaki, which was extracted from the wood. Photo: Ann Stafford, Grand Cayman, Nov.1, 2003.
Flora of the Cayman Islands, Proctor 2012 p.241, Fig.84.
http://caymannature.blogspot.com/2015/05/fustic-trees-critically-endangered.html

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What

Fustic Maclura tinctoria

Observer

caymannature

Date

October 8, 2003

Place

Grand Palm Link, George Town, Grand Cayman (Google, OSM)

Description

Fustic - Maclura tinctoria, Family: MORACEAE, Critically Endangered.
DIOECIOUS - male and female flowers grow on separate trees, fruits form from female (pistillate) flowers only. Fustic is native to the West Indies and continental tropical America. It was exported from Grand Cayman for its yellowish dye, known as fustic or khaki, which was extracted from the wood. Photo: Ann Stafford, Grand Cayman, Oct. 8, 2003.
Flora of the Cayman Islands, Proctor 2012 p.241, Fig.84.
http://caymannature.blogspot.com/2015/05/fustic-trees-critically-endangered.html

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What

Smoke Wood Erythroxylum confusum

Observer

caymannature

Date

September 14, 2013

Place

Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, Grand Cayman (Google, OSM)

Description

Smoke Wood - Erythroxylum confusum, ERYTHROXYLACEAE, Critically Endangered.
ALTERNATE leaves, shrub or small tree that grows in or near seasonally flooded sinkholes. Trunk has extremely thick, deeply-fissured bark. Undersides of leaves have two faint parallel lines on either side of the mid-vein.
Range: Grand Cayman, Bahamas, Cuba and Jamaica.
Photo: Ann Stafford, Grand Cayman, Sept.14, 2013.
Flora of the Cayman Islands by George R. Proctor, 2012, p.505, Pl.47. (Family: ERYTHROXYLACEAE).

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What

Smoke Wood Erythroxylum areolatum

Observer

caymannature

Date

June 9, 2002

Place

Canaan Land road (Google, OSM)

Description

Smoke Wood - Erythroxylum areolatum, ERYTHROXYLACEAE.
Shrub or small tree with alternate leaves. Undersides of leaves have two faint parallel lines on either side of the mid-vein. Fruit a drupe, red when ripe.
Range: Cayman Islands, Bahamas, Greater Antilles, Mexico and northern Central America in rocky woodlands.
Photo: Ann Stafford, Canaan Land road, Grand Cayman, June 9, 2002.
Flora of the Cayman Islands by George R. Proctor, 2012, p.504, Fig.186, Pl.47. (Family: ERYTHROXYLACEAE).

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What

Wild Cinnamon Croton nitens

Observer

caymannature

Date

June 5, 2005

Place

Ironwood Forest, Grand Cayman (Google, OSM)

Description

Wild Cinnamon - Croton nitens, Family: EUPHORBIACEAE, showing flowers and fruits.
This small, slender, monoecious, pleasantly aromatic tree of dry, rocky woodlands is Endangered in the Cayman Islands.
C. nitens is the only larval food plant of the endemic Cayman Brown Leaf Butterfly larvae - Memphis verticordia danielana (Witt, 1972)
Photo: Ann Stafford, Grand Cayman, June 5, 2005.
Flora of the Cayman Islands by George R. Proctor, 2012, p.453, Pl.39.

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What

Wash Wood Jacquinia keyensis

Observer

caymannature

Date

February 17, 2014

Place

Little Salt Creek bluff, West Bay, Grand Cayman (Google, OSM)

Description

Wash Wood, (Joe Wood - US), Jacquinia keyensis, Endangered, Family: THEOPHRASTACEAE (PRIMULACEAE).
Culturally significant leathery-leafed shrub or small tree in Grand Cayman (West Bay area only) and Cayman Brac, also Florida, the Bahamas, Cuba and Jamaica, in coastal scrub-lands and thickets.
The leaves and bark were traditionally used in Cayman to make foam for washing clothes. Very salt-tolerant, this is an excellent hurricane survivor species. Photo: Ann Stafford, Little Salt Creek bluff, West Bay, Grand Cayman, Feb.17, 2014. Flora of the Cayman Islands by George R. Proctor 2012, page 349, Plate 25.
http://regionalconservation.org/beta/nfyn/plantdetail.asp?tx=Jacqkeye

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What

West Indian Mahogany Swietenia mahogani

Observer

caymannature

Date

September 20, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

West Indian Mahogany - Swietenia mahagoni, Family: MELIACEAE, Endangered. Florida and West Indies only.
Mahogany was exported from Grand Cayman from as early as 1739. Nearly all the large trunked Mahoganies have been cut down. It is a culturally significant tree.
Photo: Ann Stafford, Hell, Grand Cayman, Sept.20, 2013.

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What

West Indian Mahogany Swietenia mahogani

Observer

caymannature

Date

January 4, 2004

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

West Indian Mahogany - Swietenia mahagoni, Family: MELIACEAE, Endangered. Florida and West Indies only.
Mahogany was exported from Grand Cayman from as early as 1739. Nearly all the large trunked Mahoganies have been cut down. It was used locally for shipbuilding, construction, furniture and coffins. Mahogany sprouts readily from seeds, grows fairly quickly and is an excellent tree for landscaping.
Photo: Ann Stafford, East End, Grand Cayman, Jan.4, 2004.
Flora of the Cayman Islands by George R. Proctor, 2012, p.497, Fig.182, Pl.46.
http://caymannature.wordpress.com/cultural/

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What

Maiden Plum Comocladia dentata

Observer

caymannature

Date

September 5, 2013

Place

Colliers Wilderness Road (Google, OSM)

Description

Maiden Plum - Comocladia dentata, Family: ANACARDIACEAE,
DO NOT TOUCH! Grows in dry thickets, roadsides, pastures and old fields, a noxious weed wherever it occurs. The poisonous sap is a severe skin irritant to most people. Cayman Islands, Cuba, Jamaica and Hispaniola.
Photo: Ann Stafford, Colliers Wilderness Rd, Grand Cayman, Sept.5, 2013.
Flora of the Cayman Islands by George R. Proctor 2012 p. 487, Pl.44.

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What

Cayman Pisonia Genus Pisonia

Observer

caymannature

Date

May 5, 2002

Place

Jasmin Lane, Spotts, Grand Cayman (Google, OSM)

Description

Margaret's Pisonia - Pisonia margaretiae, Family: NYCTAGINACEAE.
Shrub or small tree, mostly dioecious, but occasionally sequentially monoecious, Critically Endangered Grand Cayman endemic. Pistillate flowers and fruits, Jasmin Lane, Grand Cayman.
Photo: Ann Stafford, May 5, 2002.
Flora of the Cayman Islands 2012 by George R. Proctor, p.254, Pl.14.

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What

Cayman Brown Leaf Butterfly Genus Memphis

Observer

caymannature

Date

August 15, 2003

Place

Windermere St, Grand Cayman (Google, OSM)

Description

Cayman Brown Leaf Butterfly - Memphis verticordia danielana (Witt, 1972), NYMPHALIDAE,
often resembles a dead leaf when its wings are folded. Cayman Islands endemic subspecies.
Photo: Aug. 15, 2003.

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What

Cayman Ghost Orchid Dendrophylax fawcettii

Observer

caymannature

Date

July 12, 2009

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Cayman Ghost Orchid - Dendrophylax fawcettii, showing flower with long spur, dead unpollinated flower and pollinated flower, Critically Endangered Grand Cayman endemic.
The Giant Sphinx Moth - Cocytius antaeus, is the probable pollinator because it can reach the nectar at the end of the Ghost Orchid flower's long spur.
P. Ann van B. Stafford, Grand Cayman, July 12, 2009
http://caymannature.blogspot.com/2015/07/grand-cayman-ghost-orchid-dendrophylax.html
Flora of the Cayman Islands by George R. Proctor 2012 p.208, Fig.75, Plate 10.

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What

White Ibis Eudocimus albus

Observer

caymannature

Date

July 31, 2011

Place

Patricks Island dyke roads (Google, OSM)

Description

White Ibis - Eudocimus albus (8 on 'Ibis Cay', Patricks Island dyke roads, Grand Cayman. Photo: Ann Stafford, July 31, 2011.
Long- and short-stay casual visitor in all months, Grand Cayman, mainly August to May; rare on passage, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac.
Birds of the Cayman Islands 2013 by Patricia E. Bradley and Yves-Jacques Rey-Millet, p.91.
http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/White_Ibis/id

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What

Limpkin Aramus guarauna

Observer

caymannature

Date

April 10, 2010

Place

Webster's Estate, Grand Cayman (Google, OSM)

Description

This Limpkin was frequently seen feeding on the larvae of the Japanese Beetle - a major lawn pest, and on invasive garden snails in Webster’s Estate, George Town. Vagrant to Grand Cayman, April to May. Photo: Ann Stafford, April 11, 2010.
Birds of the Cayman Islands 2013 by Patricia E. Bradley and Yves-Jacques Rey-Millet, p.106.
https://picasaweb.google.com/101164065346884869793/CaymanWildlife

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What

White Alling Bontia daphnoides

Observer

caymannature

Date

May 22, 2005

Place

Queens Highway by Spotters Way (Google, OSM)

Description

Bontia daphnoides – Sea Olive, White Alling, Family: SCROPHULARIACEAE (MYOPORACEAE).
Bushy , often arborescent shrub with alternate leaves. Monotypic genus of the Caribbean region.
Photo: Ann Stafford, East End, Grand Cayman, May 22, 2005.
Flora of the Cayman Islands by George R. Proctor, 2012 p.603, Fig.225, Plate 58.
Red List status: data deficient.
www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=34083

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What

Pepperleaf Sweetwood Licaria triandra

Observer

caymannature

Date

June 11, 2002

Place

Walkers Rd, Grand Cayman (Google, OSM)

Description

Pepperleaf Sweetwood - Licaria triandra, LAURACEAE, flowers, Critically Endangered, rare.
Photo: Ann Stafford, George Town, Grand Cayman, June 14, 2002.
https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/c3XB_FTVZvhjugLjbvHcqdMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink

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What

Pepper Cinnamon Canella winterana

Observer

caymannature

Date

June 6, 2003

Place

19.2743..., -81.315... (Google, OSM)

Description

Pepper Cinnamon - Canella winterana, Family: CANELLACEAE, Critically Endangered.
Florida and the West Indies south to Barbados.
Photo: Ann Stafford, Jasmin Lane, Grand Cayman, June 6, 2003
Flora of the Cayman Islands by George R. Proctor, 2012 p.225, Fig.77, Plate 10.
https://picasaweb.google.com/101164065346884869793/CaymANNatureFlora
http://regionalconservation.org/beta/nfyn/plantdetail.asp?tx=Canewint
www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=897265

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What

Cayman Casearia Casearia staffordiae

Observer

caymannature

Date

November 10, 2002

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Casearia staffordiae - Cayman Casearia tiny flower, SALICACEAE, Critically Endangered Grand Cayman endemic shrub. North Side, Grand Cayman, Nov. 10, 2002. This species was first noticed on the Mastic Trail on June 22, 2001.
Flora of the Cayman Islands by George R. Proctor, 2nd. Edition 2012, p.316, Plates 19 & 20.
http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/56503771/0
https://caymannature.wordpress.com/cayman-plants/plants

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What

Loggerhead Kingbird Tyrannus caudifasciatus

Observer

caymannature

Date

May 4, 2012

Place

19.2747..., -81.385... (Google, OSM)

Description

Loggerhead Kingbird (local name: Tom Fighter) - Tyrannus caudifasciatus caymanensis,
endemic subspecies, fairly common on Grand Cayman and uncommon on Cayman Brac,
absent from Little Cayman from the mid 20th. century, although occasionally reported there.
Dark olive square tail with rufous uppertail-coverts and narrow whitish terminal band.

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What

Gray Kingbird Tyrannus dominicensis

Observer

caymannature

Date

June 21, 2015

Place

Fairbanks Road (Google, OSM)

Description

Gray Kingbird - Tyrannus dominicensis, juvenile. Adult has blackish gray mask from lores across eye to ear-coverts.
Summer breeding visitor. It does not have white tip on tail, whereas Loggerhead Kingbird does.

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What

Genus Leucauge

Observer

caymannature

Date

July 8, 2015

Place

George Town, Grand Cayman (Google, OSM)

Description

Long-jawed Orbweaver spider on slanting web.

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What

Tropical House Gecko Hemidactylus mabouia

Observer

caymannature

Date

July 10, 2015

Place

19.2745..., -81.385... (Google, OSM)

Description

Tropical House Gecko - Hemidactylus mabouia (indoors), not native.

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What

Eurema elathea

Observer

royaltyler

Date

July 2, 2015 11:40 AM CDT

Place

Governor Gore Bird Sanctuary, Grand cayman (Google, OSM)

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What

Yellow-faced Grassquit Tiaris olivaceus

Observer

royaltyler

Date

July 2, 2015 12:28 PM CDT

Place

Fairbanks Rd , Grand cayman (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Bananaquit Coereba flaveola

Observer

royaltyler

Date

July 2, 2015 12:23 PM CDT

Place

Fairbanks Rd , Grand cayman (Google, OSM)

Description

hopefully enough for an id by an expert.

Photos / Sounds

What

Palpada vinetorum

Observer

royaltyler

Date

July 2, 2015 12:23 PM CDT

Place

Fairbanks Rd , Grand cayman (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Skippers Family Hesperiidae

Observer

royaltyler

Date

July 2, 2015 12:09 PM CDT

Place

Fairbanks Rd , Grand cayman (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Cuban Treefrog Osteopilus septentrionalis

Observer

royaltyler

Date

July 2, 2015 12:08 PM CDT

Place

Fairbanks Rd , Grand cayman (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Erythrodiplax fervida

Observer

royaltyler

Date

July 2, 2015 12:02 PM CDT

Place

Fairbanks Rd , Grand cayman (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Bananaquit Coereba flaveola

Observer

royaltyler

Date

July 2, 2015 12:00 PM CDT

Place

Fairbanks Rd , Grand cayman (Google, OSM)

Description

bird feeding on pine tip moths or something similar

Fungi

Photos / Sounds

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What

Fungi including Lichens Kingdom Fungi

Observer

caymannature

Date

December 31, 2013

Place

Mastic Trail, Grand Cayman (Google, OSM)

Description

Brown Bracket Fungi (or Shelf Fungi) with white edging, and Corky Stem Vine/Wild Pumpkin - Passiflora suberosa,
on fallen Red Birch tree - Bursera simaruba on the MASTIC TRAIL, Grand Cayman (north of the Calabash trees – Crescentia cujete and south of the big Yellow Mastic tree – Sideroxylon foetidissimum)
Photo: Ann Stafford, Dec.31, 2013

Photos / Sounds

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What

Clathrus crispus

Observer

caymannature

Date

June 18, 2011

Place

Windermere St, Grand Cayman (Google, OSM)

Description

Lattice Stinkhorn - Clathrus crispus, Family: CLATHRACEAE
The fruiting bodies pop up in lawns and other areas, often by former tree stumps. They smell foul and attract flies. Range: Florida, the Gulf Coast, the Caribbean, and Mexico.

Fungi

Photos / Sounds

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What

Fungi including Lichens Kingdom Fungi

Observer

caymannature

Date

June 12, 2006

Place

Ironwood Forest, Grand Cayman (Google, OSM)

Description

Apricot-colored mushrooms growing on a palm tree stump at the edge of Ironwood Forest, south of George Town, Grand Cayman, by the University College of the Cayman Islands.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Greenheart Ebony Genus Rochefortia

Observer

caymannature

Date

September 14, 2013

Place

Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, Grand Cayman (Google, OSM)

Description

Greenheart Ebony, Spiny Confus'em, - Rochefortia acanthophora, Family: BORAGINACEAE.
Dioecious - male and female flowers are borne on separate plants. Female tree with fruits, by the lake at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park.
Grand Cayman, Greater Antilles and Antigua.
Photo: Ann Stafford, Sept.14, 2013. FLORA of the CAYMAN ISLANDS by George R. Proctor 2012 p.570, Pl.55.
http://caymannature.blogspot.com/2013/09/spiny-confusem-and-shake-hand-trees.html

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