National Geographic : 1937 Sep
±U iNationai jeograpnic society BLOSSOMING BIGNONIA CROWNS AN OLD IRON GATE Trinidad has only two seasons, a wet and a dry. Each brings forth a maze of luxuriant vegetation that ranges from moss to tree ferns and palms. The island's proximity to Venezuela enables birds, bats, and insects to migrate readily to and from the mainland. 1inlay Photographs by Edwin L.Wisherd GOVERNMENT HOUSE GROUNDS ARE APLANT LOVER'S PARADISE Evergreen branches likeostrich plumes shoot out from spindly Arau caria trees. From bushy bootlace, or wallaba trees (right), roofing shingles and telegraph poles are made. Zinnias brighten the foreground; just beyond grows a hibiscus withgreen and white leaves.