Monday, June 02, 2008
Parica tree in bloom
I've hardly been able to get into Bosque Santa Lucia over the last few days because of Lake Maria, the huge mud hole described already in this blog. Last week I did a forced beach-landing on the other side of the man-made atrocity and then on to the Bosque. From a distance I spotted a paricá tree (Schizolobium parahyba) in bloom. It turned out to be the one I planted right at the entrance of the Bosque many years ago. Cleuson told me that it was in full-bloom the day before and that it had attracted a world of insects because of the fragrance. The insects in turn attracted many birds. It was a feast for all. It's interesting that only this paricá tree was in bloom. There are many in this immediate area.