ASA Wright Nature Center

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Established in 1967, the ASA Wright Nature Center is a non-profit eco-center dedicated to keeping the protected area in its natural state and study conservation. This spot is particularly favored amongst birders for the 400 birds that nest here annually.

ASA Wright Nature Center takes up nearly 1,500 acres of forested land of a former plantation known for producing cocoa, coffee, and citrus.

With birding of special interest to most visitors at ASA Wright Nature Center, the center has created the Dunston Cave especially for the breeding of the nocturnal Oilbird. There are over 400 birds that nest throughout the property, as well as 97 mammals, 55 reptiles, 617 butterflies, 25 amphibians, and over 2,200 types of plants.

Location

Positioned in the vicinity of Port of Spain, north of Arima, ASA Wright Nature Center always welcomes visitors lodging in this part of Trinidad. However, even if you aren't staying nearby, you should consider stopping by for some fun in the sun. If you're wondering, Chaguanas is to the south west.

Nearby Restaurants

And, one of the most enjoyable possibilities while spending some time exploring the area could be sharing food at a restaurant within traveling distance of the nature preserve. Cocos Hut Restaurant, which has a menu full of Caribbean food, is also the most convenient option for visitors of this nature preserve. Surf's Country Inn and KFC Broadway are additional dining options close-by. At KFC Broadway you and your group will be able to try a bit of American meals and experience the flavors of Trinidad and Tobago.

Nearby Attractions

Visitors that are a fan of wildlife reservations, and are interested in visiting others, should consider Blanchisseuses Forest Reserve and Yarra Forest Reserve; the first of which is four miles to the north-northeast of this wildlife reservation. There are some other attractions nearby, including Palladium Cinema, which is within traveling range in St. Augustine. You might want to also consider visiting Kay Donna Drive In, which is another attraction in the area.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, take a look at what is closest in the following table.

Attractions Near ASA Wright Nature Center
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Palladium Cinema Other Activities/Excursions 8.5 mi. (12.7 km) SW St. Augustine
Kay Donna Drive In Other Activities/Excursions 9.6 mi. (11.6 km) SW 7.2 mi. North of Chaguanas
Maracas Waterfall GeoFeature 9.9 mi. (13.6 km) W 8.5 mi. Northeast of Port of Spain
Angostura Museum and Barcant Butterfly Collection Museum 12.9 mi. (6.8 km) WSW 4.2 mi. East of Port of Spain

More Information

Hours

Advance reservations must be made for day visitors, who may check out the center between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. daily. Guided tours of the property take place at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and last for about 90 minutes.

Policies

Guests at ASA Wright Nature Center should be aware that littering, loud noises, and feeding the animals is not allowed. Only water is allowed on the trail, which should never be strayed from, and children under 12 must be properly supervised.

Cost

Visitors can expect to pay $10(USD) for adulte and $6(USD) for children between the ages of six and 12 to tour the ASA Wright Nature Center grounds.

Address

Blanchisseuse Road, the vicinity of Port of Spain, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago

Phone

(868) 667-4655

Website

http://asawright.org/

Email

asawright@tstt.net.tt

 

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