E – Echidna and Eucalyptus species
A short beaked echidna is only found in Australia. It is one of three monotremes found in the world. The others are a platypus found in Australia and three species of long beaked echidna found in New Guinea.
These images above were taken at Beauty Point in Tasmania at the Platypus House.
When travelling around the world, one thing I miss is the smell of the eucalypt trees. Once when bus touring in Italy, I could suddenly smell them and noticed we were travelling down an avenue of eucalypt trees.
There are over 900 species of this plant and they are often called gum trees.
This first image was taken between Pemberton and Albany in Western Australia.
This red one was taken between Bunbury and Pemberton via Manjimup in Western Australia.
This photo was taken at my home. Can you see a bonus bird as well?
We have loads of eucalyptus trees — ours have yellowish flowers.
Ronel visiting for E:
My Languishing TBR: E
Earth Mother Demeter
Great photos and I learned something, too. Thanks!
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The red eucalyptus blossoms remind me of the Hawaiian Lehua blossom. Very cool.