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

ASA Wright Nature Center is found north of Arima, a town in the vicinity of Port of Spain; it's to the northeast of Chaguanas.

Nearby Restaurants

There are numerous eateries to select from in the region surrounding the wildlife reservation. The most nearby restaurant to ASA Wright Nature Center is Cocos Hut Restaurant, which serves Caribbean dishes. Surf's Country Inn and KFC Broadway are additional dining options close-by. At KFC Broadway you and your group will want to try a bite of American fare and enjoy the Trinidad and Tobago scene.

Nearby Attractions

Active travelers that like wildlife reservations, and have the energy to view some others, should consider going to Blanchisseuses Forest Reserve and Yarra Forest Reserve; the first of which is four miles to the north-northeast of this nature preserve. There are a couple other activities in the area, including Caribbean Cinemas (Trincity 8), which is seven miles away the vicinity of Port of Spain. Also consider visiting Palladium Cinema, which is another attraction in the area.

Nature preserves are a great attraction to visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table includes other attractions close-by.

Attractions Near ASA Wright Nature Center
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Caribbean Cinemas (Trincity 8) Other Activities/Excursions 7.2 mi. (12.9 km) SW 8.0 mi. Northeast of Chaguanas
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

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.

Location: Blanchisseuse Road, the vicinity of Port of Spain, Trinidad

Phone

(868) 667-4655

Website

http://asawright.org/

Email

reservations@asawright.org

 

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