J – Joshua tree and jabiru

Whilst spending three months driving around many states of America, I came across the Joshua tree in California. This was near the Mojave Desert and Las Vegas. It is not actually a tree but is in fact a succulent or cactus. Many animals rely on the plant.

Joshua tree


The jabiru or black necked stork is found in northern Australia. I have seen it a couple of times when visiting Kakadu National Park. But I haven’t been close enough to take a good photo of it, so this time I have included a sign that shows the jabiru instead.