Monday, January 16, 2012

What's Blooming this Week?

Hundreds of trees of Angophora florabunda have erupted into white blossom on the hillsides surrounding our valley in the last week.  

Not a spectacular tree, this Angophora does however provide a valuable seasonal food supply to the honeyeaters, including the endangered Regent Honey Eater.  The flowers resemble those of Eucalyptus.
When in blossom they fill the valley with a delicious honey fragrance. Anne Williams, a reader of this blog via Facebook, describes Angophora as "soft, rounded and gentle". What a delightful and appropriate description.

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