Rain brings life: fruits and flowers in abundance

Food in the rainy season, the animals in nature feast on its abundance. Those of you who like to feed the birds in your garden will observe a reduction in the number of guests visiting the feeding site during the rainy season. Most likely, only the seed eaters, like the dark brown Mofi (Black-faced Grassquit – Tiaris bicolor), the exotic Saffron Finch (Sicalis flaveola) or the local Rufous-collared Sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis) will stop by to refuel on a daily basis, […] Read more »

Rain brings life: demonic threads

The rainy season in Curacao is a wonderful time, especially for those not familiar with the semi-arid character of the island. Lots of tourists return to their country of origin with the idea that there is nothing going on in nature on that dry and barren Curacao. When they share experiences with others who have seen orchids and waterfalls, they are truely baffled. Even nature lovers, those who are frequent visitors to the natural places, in general encounter something new […] Read more »

Rain brings life: Striped stingers

I’ve been stung, in between my forefinger and middle finger, and I have done nothing to deserve that. At the time of the event my first reaction was a good flick in the direction of what dared to stab me in my own house. Only after having treated the painful area with a cloth soaked in vinegar for five minutes, after which the pain decreased significantly, I went looking for the culprit. I already had an idea of what it […] Read more »

Rain brings life: spiny spiders

Curacao is not known for spiders. Potential visitors are shown her clear blue sea, white sandy beaches and the rugged Christoffel mountain. About spiders you’ll not hear much in marketing products, and perhaps rightly so. Fear of spiders Spiders are not really the favorite animals of most people. There is even an official name coined for people with a fear of spiders: arachnophobics. Arachnophobia is an international number 1 among all the other fears that there may exist. Even fear […] Read more »