St. Lucia - Flora and fauna

Tropical sunlight, heavy rainfall, and fertile soil combine to produce an abundance of tropical flora, including hibiscus, poinciana, frangipani, orchids, jasmine, and bougainvillea. There are no large mammals on St. Lucia. Bats are common and there are several species of small snakes. The central highlands provide nesting places for many birds, including flycatchers, hummingbirds, pigeons, and about a hundred other species. The surrounding sea contains lobster, turtle, and conch, as well as an abundance of fish.

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