The Guadeloupe woodpecker is the only bird species endemic to Guadeloupe and is listed as an endangered species.
It blossoms all the year round, especially from April to June. The inflorescence looks like wheat's ears. It is either red, yellow-edged red or completely yellow.
It is grown to be sold by florists.
Growing and preparing vanilla calls for lengthy and painstaking care to produce a richly aromatic spice. This makes it one of the world's most expensive products. It comes in the form of black, shiny sticks, usually known as "pods".
Set off along the forest road. At the intersection (point 1), turn right. Follow the recommended route along the track on the right. Then go alongside the river before arriving near the "Koumbit Gwadloup" site. Turn left before arriving at the site.
The road climbs and can be slippery in wet weather. Then turn left and follow the track until your get to the forest road (point 2).
Follow the forest road until you get to the parking area.
Follow the recommended trail.
NB: unsupervised car park.
Maison de la Forêt
RD 23 - Route de la Traversée, 97170 Petit-Bourg
Opening hours :
- In low season (May 1 to June 30 and September 1 to October 31) : every day (except weekends) from 9 am to 4.30 pm.
- In high season (November 1 to April 30 and from July 1 to August 31) : every day from 9 am to 4.30 pm ; sunday from 9 am to 12.30 pm.
Services: reception, permanent exhibition, free parking, picnic area nearby. Building accessible to people with reduced mobility.
Please note : parkings are not supervised.
Localisation GPS : Lat: 16,17600 N - Lng: 61,69280 W.
Access and parking
On the Route de la Traversée, the RD23, at the Barbotteau roundabout, take the D1 towards "Prise d'eau". Take the first left after the church.
Cross the bridge and continue straight ahead, passing the "Domaine Duclos" on your left.
Take the uphill road after the Domaine Duclos, park in the car park opposite the buildings to your left.
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