Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine July 2018 - Page 590

places of interest Lushan Country Life Nature Park Here, seven acres of gardens and forests welcome tourists, with guides offering information on various plants, trees and animal life which make the gardens their home. Many of the guides will infuse fun and laughter into the tour by attempting to teach visitors some of the various bird calls which can be heard while strolling through the grounds. East of Castries, Lushan Country Life can be difficult to find and so if you are driving yourself, be sure to get clear directions before heading out. Walk in the Rainforest Photo Credit: Lucian Counrty Photo Credit: Brian Life D. With 19,000 acres of rainforest on the island, every visitor should take the opportunity to explore the forests by way of one of the island’s many trails. Some, like the Barre de L’Isle, whose ridge divides the island into east and western halves is recommended for birdwatchers. Other trails offer more general experiences. Although you may not see the endangered St Lucia parrot on your chosen trail, you may hear one among the always present forest noises, so listen Photo Credit: MikeKimRochester carefully . . .