Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Training Your Vision to See

I ran across an amazing Sand Paper Fig Fiscus scobina on my walk yesterday.

Today I saw a another huge Sand Paper Fig shrub I had ridden past countless times. After you take the time to identify a tree you invariably start seeing it all over the place. You can eat the fruit when ripe and the leaves are rough enough to use as sandpaper.

I saw several Long-tailed Finches Poephila acuticauda amongst the tall grass. They are suppose to be quite common but I generally see the Double-Barred Finch variety Taeniopygia bichenovii more often than not.

A Paper Bark Tree Melaleuca dealbata growing near the Arafura Sea is in flower to the delight of the Rainbow and Varied Lorikeets.

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