UPDATED: January 30, 2011
Whew! What a great day at the Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary.
Lots of folks, lots of kids and lots of fun. The place was beautiful and you could tell the staff worked hard to get it into shape for the day. I hope this means that something is happening to re-open the sanctuary on a permanent basis for ordinary folks and also because our tourism product desperately needs this attraction on the south coast.
The Nation covered the opening in their story: A day at the Sanctuary
All Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary Exhibits and Trails
Open to Public on Saturday, January 29, 2011
Time: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
On Saturday, January 29, 2011, all exhibits and interpretive walkways through the mangroves and upland areas at Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary will be open to the public.
This event is for one day only.
The exhibits and trail system have been closed to the public for the past two years. The exhibits include two walk-in, free flight aviaries that are among the largest in the world, and the network of interpretative trails contain well-researched information about the culture, history and biology of the Graeme Hall Wetland.
Admission on January 29th will be Bds. $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for children under 12.
The 35-acre Sanctuary is one of the finest examples of the natural heritage of Barbados and is part of the 81-acre RAMSAR wetland approved under the international Convention on Wetlands.
More information about the Sanctuary can be found at www.graemehall.com