Wildlife Habitats

Both natural and man-modified areas provide habitats for Cayman’s wildlife.

The Cayman Islands have roughly four different vegetation zones or plant communities –

  • Coastal
  • Wetland
  • Dry evergreen forest, woodland and shrubland
  • Man-modified areas, including beautiful gardens and parks

The diversity of Cayman’s plants and plant communities and the creatures that dwell therein, provide a fascinating variety of areas for those interested in natural history, at whatever level, from the casual observer to scientific researcher. On walks along the beach or rocky ironshore, in parks, along roadsides, on trails and dyke roads, one may see plants and creatures which may not be readily accessible to be seen elsewhere.

Coastal

Sandy beaches, mangrove fringed beaches and rocky ironshore provide habitats for Cayman’s creatures.

South Sound Red Mangrove restoration project. Various water birds may be seen from the South Sound beach.Photo: Ann Stafford, Grand Cayman, Dec. 25, 2012

Red Mangrove restoration project. Various water birds may be seen from the South Sound beach.
Photo: Ann Stafford, Grand Cayman, Dec. 25, 2012

Red Mangrove – Rhizophora mangle, Family: RHIZOPHORACEAE, growing on South Sound beach.Photo: Ann Stafford, Grand Cayman, Dec. 25, 2012

Red Mangrove – Rhizophora mangle, Family: RHIZOPHORACEAE, growing on South Sound beach.
Photo: Ann Stafford, Grand Cayman, Dec. 25, 2012

South Sound beach jigsaw puzzle

Man-modified area

Safehaven lake, North Sound Club Golf Course

Safehaven pond North Sound Club Golf Course. Herons, egrets and Black-necked Stilts feeding just before sunset. Photo: Ann Stafford, Grand Cayman, Dec. 18, 2012

Safehaven pond North Sound Club Golf Course. Herons, egrets and Black-necked Stilts feeding just before sunset. Photo: Ann Stafford, Grand Cayman, Dec. 18, 2012

Safehaven lake, North Sound Club Golf Course. Shorebirds feed at the edge of the lake. Photo: Ann Stafford, Grand Cayman, Dec. 18, 2012

Safehaven lake, North Sound Club Golf Course. Shorebirds feed at the edge of the lake. Photo: Ann Stafford, Grand Cayman, Dec. 18, 2012

Safehaven lake jigsaw puzzle

For information about Grand Cayman NATURE TOURS visit:    CaymANNature Tours

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