For example, trees not bearing for years, bearing at odd times etc. Further investigation would be desirable on a conservation level.

Welchman Hall Gully not only contributes to Barbados’s cultural and natural history, The gully provides an ecological research space, a ‘living lab’ for conservation. Since 2009, The gully has been promoting flora conservation with a Native Plant Restoration Project.

Not only have native plants been restored at the gully, natives species not recorded are slowly being seen again when parts of the gully are cleared of invasive species. Barbados’s native


However, fauna can now be added to the gully conservation efforts. In the summer of 2012 during the Back to Nature camps, campers found the world’s smallest snake, Leptotyphlops carlae, (found only in Barbados). Since then, the campers found several more.

These snakes are considered uncommon in Barbados and the gully can be considered a conservational area for their preservation. Additionally, with the changes in climate patterns, several changes in the plants have been observed.