Not much in the way of ripe fruits at the moment although several are 'in the pipeline'. This is a young Soursop - related to the Custard Apple (also known as the Sweetsop) - they grow on the trunk and it's always a battle to get the ripe ones before the Flying Foxes do!
The Jakfruits (which we don't like anyway!) are not doing well after such a wet season but the Malay Apples are in full blossom and the Honeyeaters are going wild. Quite a few bunches of green bananas coming on and after Cyclone Yasi devastated much of Queensland's banana crop they are hugely expensive in the shops so we're looking forward to having our own lovely sweet Ducasse bananas again. The Limes and Lemonade fruits are almost finished now but there are a few Carambolas (Star Fruit) and yellow Passionfruit around.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
It's been a while since we've had a visit from a Giant (or White-lipped) Tree Frog and this big guy spent the weekend on one of our front windows. You can just see the white lip. We love these guys 'tho they have a loud croak - especially if they get inside a downpipe from the gutter!
Sunday, May 8, 2011
They build up a huge pile of dead leaves for their nest - sometimes up to 1.5 metres (about 4-5 feet) high - and they regulate the inner temperature by rearranging the leaves and digging holes in the pile to control the airflow - amazing.