A walk in the bush (part 3 of 3)

Continuing from part 1 and part 2

Here’s a couple of insects before we return to the plants …


Amorous (?) bugs

 … and a tadpole. There were no cane toads visible, unlike in my valley …

Tadpole - not of a cane toad, thank goodness

Now back to the plants. Cunjevoi (Alocasia brisbanensis), also known as elephant’s ear, is poisonous …

Cunjevoi is a popular subtropical garden plant

Here’s a cordyline, probably C. rubra

Cordyline rubra

A seedling Illawarra flame tree (Brachychiton acerifolius) …

Illawarra flame tree

When flowering, Illawarra flame trees lose their leaves and seem to burst into flame, covered with the bright red flowers. This is what ours looks like at the moment …

Flame tree flowers

Bursting into flame

Black walnut (Endiandra globosa) fruit …

B;ack walnut fruit

You know you’re in a rainforest when you see this sort of thing …

There are a million stories in the rainforest – this has been one of them.

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