("A walk in the park" is an idiom meaning "Its easy")
Back in April, I started a series of posts on different walks in our city of Logan. It all started because of TOH. One of his many excuses for not going for walks was, "It's boring." He was referring to our closest park which is Daisy Hill Conservation Park, which is actually very big and beautiful to me. So for encouragement I suggested we find different parks to walk in and so we did. This is number 5 in the series. I now want to challenge myself to walk in, and photograph every park in Logan. Then I will start on Brisbane and Redlands neighbouring cities.
This one is Cornubia Forest Park - Bushland Corridor.
Off we go. As we crossed this little bridge we saw this....
It looks lush but the creek only has a little water. We haven't had much rain lately.
Mr Kookaburra kept an eye on us.
Another dry creek bed. TOH finds a Strangler Fig
A Strangler Fig is a tree which grows on another tree and strangles it to death. Birds or animals drop seeds in a crevice of the host tree. The fig sends down roots to the ground and huge strangling vines up to the top of the host. It is a huge parasite, which lives off the host until it has killed it. By then it is strong enough to stand alone on its big buttress roots. It usually grows in rainforests so it was unusual to see one here. I guess this bushland is a remnant from an ancient rainforest. In the one above the host is still alive.
Aha I see TOH is "on the home run."