Anguilla’s Jammin’ Aquaponic Garden Taking Shape

With the fish swimming happily and providing nutrients, the Aquaponic Garden is nicely taking shape. This week the Deep Water Culture bed finally became a reality.
The traditional pieces to make this type of bed were not readily available on the island, so creative thinking once again came into play. Swim noodles were used to float plywood in the water and holes were drilled to hold plastic cups. The cups will hold plants like lettuce, herbs and strawberries allowing the roots to hang down into the nutrient rich water.

anguillas jammin touring their gardens
This week students from Ms. Murdoch’s Grade 1 class from the Omololu International School were able to see first hand how an Aquaponic Garden works.

The planted seeds that will eventually go into the deep Water Culture bed and planted small tomato seedlings in the Hanging Pot grow beds. They also enjoyed the daily routine of feeding the fish. The Anguilla’s Jammin’ Team will keep the entire class up to date on the progress of their plantings via our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/AnguillasJammin

If you would like to learn more about the Aquaponic Garden or Anguilla’s Jammin’ products, call 1.264.581.2040 or visit our web site: http://anguillasjammin.com/

Anguilla’s Jammin’ Begins Bottle Recycling Program

In a strong effort to keep Anguilla pristine and sparkling clean, Anguilla’s Jammin’ has started a wonderful initiative…

Their bottle recycling program!

We will be paying EC$0.15 or US$0.05 for each Anguilla’s Jammin’ bottle returned in good condition (i.e. no cracks or chips). These recycled bottles will be properly cleaned and sterilized according to safe food handling practices and be assessed for reuse.

anguillas jammin recycling program

Bottles can be dropped off at the Aquaponic Garden in Shoal Bay East, Thursday mornings from 9:00 am to 10:00 am. We are also happy to pick up large numbers of jars at a mutually convenient time!

To learn more about how to recycle your Anguilla’s Jammin’ bottles, please visit our web site:

http://anguillasjammin.com/jar-recycling-program.html

or call us at 1.264.581.2040.
Jacqueline A. Cestero – Director
Molly Nutting – HR/Marketing Manager
Tommy Nutting – Aquaponic Garden Director/Lead Cook

Update From Anguilla’s Wetlands

Despite the storms swirling around Anguilla, our wetlands are busy with migrants making their way South.

These two “peeps” have something in common, the word Semipalmated. One is a Semipalmated Sandpiper…

semipalmated sandpiper

… and one is a Semipalmated Plover…

semipalmated plover

If you look closely at their feet, you will see that they have toes that are partially webbed. Both birds have traveled over 1000 miles non-stop to our wetlands to feed and rest on their way to their wintering grounds.

Join Nature Explorers Anguilla and see these and many other migrants as they visit our amazing wetlands.

Email: jackiec@natureexplorersanguilla.com or call: 1.264.584.0346 to schedule your tour today!

Nature Explorer Anguilla’s 7th Edition of The Salty Wing

The 7th Edition of The Salty Wing is now available as a free download from blurb.com…

http://store.blurb.com/ebooks/523030-the-salty-wing-winter-2015

or as a free PDF version on our website…

http://www.natureexplorersanguilla.com/saltywing.htm

The Salty Wing is designed to engage readers of all ages through articles and photography that highlight Anguilla’s wildlife and natural habitats. In this edition we cover the interesting species that visited the island during the winter months of the 2014/2015 season.

We also include an update on the important work done by Dr. Louise Soanes monitoring seabird colonies on our offshore cays.

We hope you enjoy and share with everyone you know who loves nature!

7th edition of the salty wing

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Adorable White-Cheeked Pintail Ducks in Anguilla’s Wetlands

Waterfowl continue to dominate the scene at many of Anguilla’s wetlands.  White-cheeked Pintail ducks like these are a resident breeding species found island-wide.  Often called Bahamian ducks, these birds are busy caring for their young at this time of year.

nature explorers anguilla white cheeked pintail ducks
If you would like to see this species and many more, please join Nature Explorers Anguilla for a tour on your next visit to paradise.   It is a great opportunity to share Anguilla’s natural world with your family and friends.  Call:  1.264.584.0346 or Email: jackiec@natureexplorersanguilla.com, to schedule your tour.