In addition to all the fish we saw while
there were lots of other wildlife around Bolongo Bay too.
In particular there were lots of iguanas. If you walk past the far side of Iggies and down towards the back there is a tree
where a whole group of iguanas live. If you go down there in the morning - not too early, or they won't be moving around yet
- but once the sun starts hitting that tree they all come out to warm themselves up.
In the morning around 7 or so I saw lots of sand crabs right along the beach. If you walk too fast they will just run and
hide in their holes in the sand. But if you go slowly and look carefully you will see a few running around.
One time I saw a couple get in a fight when one went into another ones hole and it chased him out! This little guy stood
still for a while so I could get his picture:
Here's a video of the two crabs fighting:
There were some other type of crabs on the rocks by the dock. I couldn't get very close to them:
We also found a hermit crab walking around the walkway close to the Lobster Grille one day.
Close to the dock we saw a fish that liked to pretend to be a dead leaf so it could hunt the tiny fish that were swimming
I was a bit disappointed that I didn't see many butterflies around. I saw some whites and possibly some monarchs (couldn't get real
close to them to identify them). I had hoped to see more species. If they would plant little
butterfly gardens around the
property I'm sure they could attract more.
I did see one host plant back near the exit of the resort. It is a host plant for some species of sulfurs. So if you
see any caterpillars on that plant - don't kill them! They are baby butterflies!