Wednesday, January 2, 2008

The Eucalyptus

Our beach abode is blessed with a centenarian eucalyptus tree.
A multi-ethnic tree it is, with bees buzzing deep into the winter, racoons in the lower branches, squirrels occupying the middle floors, and crows at the top. The residents don't always get on with each other, thus littering our balcony with flower husks and the occasional fur or feather, but all in all it's a good joint. It even comes with its own bistro: "Eucalyptus flowers produce a great abundance of nectar, providing food for many pollinators including insects, birds, bats and possums," says Wikipedia.
photo LA Frog