We have visited this amazing nature reserve at least twice - when it was open. Its a great place to unwind from the frenetic lazing on the nearby beaches!! It is (or was) full of the most amazing birds and other wild life. BUT IS WAS CLOSED A FEW YEARS AGO AFTER A DISPUTE BETWEEN THE CANADIAN OWNER AND THE BARBADOS GOVERNMENT. Indeed reports on the web (use Google) are that the Government totally ignored all correspondence from the owner and the Friends of Graeme Hall. Now only the cafe is open, and a small part of the garden. The walk-through aviaries are nailed shut. Birds can be seen inside one aviary by the cafe - one hopes that all animals inside the Reserve being properly cared for. The once brackish Lake has been damned off and the sluice to/from the sea has been barricaded by the Government. The run off of rain water from the nearby farm land and encroaching property developments is causing the Lake to become fresh - killing off the mangroves in the once brackish swamp and the wild-life that depends upon them. This whole affair brings Barbados and its Government into disrepute. Not good. The small cafe there and adjacent garden is currently open on Mon-Sat (sometimes on Sun).
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