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Biodiversity of Jetwing St. Andrew’s Hotel Wetland Reserve

(Continued from: Recognising the Importance of Wetlands) Over 33 species of plants can be found in the Jetwing St. Andrew’s Hotel Wetland Reserve, eight of which were introduced to the Hill Country region by the British (e.g. arum lily). Many of… Continue Reading →

Recognising the Importance of Wetlands

Wetland habitats are characterized by the permanent or temporary accumulation of water and associated flora and fauna. Initial interest in wetlands began with waterfowl hunting and the escalating exploitation of wetland resources resulted in the Convention on Wetlands, referred to… Continue Reading →

Horton Plains National Park

Horton Plains, Sri Lanka’s smallest national park, is a protected area located at an altitude of 2,100–2,300 meters (6,900–7,500 ft) in the central highlands of Sri Lanka.  Covered by montane grassland, aquatic and wetland habitats, and cloud forest, this plateau… Continue Reading →

King Quail at Jetwing St. Andrew’s

Photos and Text – Ishanda Senevirathna, Naturalist We found an injured male King Quail in front of the restaurant (above 1800 m) at Jetwing St. Andrew’s on 14th May. At about 11cm in height, this species is the smallest “true… Continue Reading →

Sri Lankan Leopard sighted at Horton Plains

Photos and Text – Ishanda Senevirathna, Naturalist – Jetwing St. Andrew’s The Sri Lankan leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya) is subspecies native to Sri Lanka and is the only large mammalian predator in the country. The Sri Lankan leopard is classified… Continue Reading →

Dragonfly watching at Jetwing St. Andrew's

by Ishanda Senevirathna, Resident Naturalist of Jetwing St. Andrew’s Experience Jetwing St. Andrew’s wetland during the day, where the dazzlingly beautiful dragonflies are most active and easily observed. Dragonflies are very interesting and diverse insects. They instantly attract attention with… Continue Reading →

Bird watching Tour at Jetwing St. Andrew’s

By Ishanda Senevirathna, Resident Naturalist of Jetwing St. Andrew’s The avifauna of Sri Lanka is rich in diversity. There are records to date of 237 breeding resident species and 216 purely migrant species of birds in the country. The latter… Continue Reading →

Frog Watching Tour at Jetwing St. Andrew's

by Ishanda Senevirathna, Resident Naturalist of Jetwing St. Andrew’s Experience Jetwing St. Andrew’s wetland at night, where colorful tree frogs are most active and easily observed. Walk past the frog pond and through the forest along the stony path and… Continue Reading →

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