Was on my way to do some field work on Tuesday and this weather was coming in our direction.
This weekend was a packed one for the El Socorro Centre for Wildlife Conservation. On Friday and Sunday we attended the T&T Bioblitz where over the weekend biological surveying was done in an attempt to record all the living species within the area. The final count was 730 species. For this display we had some of… Continue reading Weekend Wildlife Activities
I am a tree. You will never be As tall as me. Up up up I go My branches swaying in the wind Just so I relish in the afternoon breeze As I listen to the buzz of the bees. Many animals make their home in me. The little bird, The snake, Wait a minute..… Continue reading I am a Tree
Day 10 of the Photo 101 course at the WordPress Blogging University. Theme: Mystery and
So I decided to plant a lucky seed tree as well. Yellow oleander (Cascabela thevetia) is also known as lucky seed or lucky nut because the shape resembles a fortune cookie. It is also known as "be still plant" as all parts of the plant are poisonous if ingested. It comes in two varieties, yellow… Continue reading Lucky Seed (Cascabela thevetia)
I need to give my tree a name. She's been growing quite well over the past few days. Here are some photos of where she's at. Here she is when she sent out her first leaves. This was on the 4th September. The leaves got a little bigger by the 5th September … Continue reading My Mgambo Tree Journey: New Leaves
Since I decided to plant my Mgambo tree here in Trinidad, I have been looking for information about it all over the internet. There isn't very much out there but this is what I have learned. Botanical Name: Majidea zanguebarica or Majidea zangueberica (It appears both ways online.) The word Mgambo is Swahili for "announcement"… Continue reading A Little About Mgambo Trees (Majidea zanguebarica)
So... I decided to plant this tree that has beautiful black velvety seeds in pods that are red on the inside. After about 2 weeks sitting in the soil, my seed sent out his little radicle and began his journey to be a big tree. Stay tuned for more updates on this amazing journey!