Ulysses Butterfly

By admin| November 5, 2009|

One of the great pleasures of living in Tropical North Queensland is sitting on a verandah gazing out at luxuriant rainforest. Then there is the jeweled affect of a flash of iridescent blue. Luminous in the sunshine the colour gleams against the lush greens of the rainforest like a gem on a velvet cushion. These swallowtailed butterflies dance a morse code delivered at the whim of their wings. This is, of course, the Ulysses Butterfly (Papilio Ulysses) and

Cedar Bay Cherry

By admin| October 29, 2009|

A walk through the lush native forests surrounding Thala Beach Lodge at this time of year will yield visitors a view of the Cedar Bay Cherry fruiting. This unique rainforest fruit tree bears bright red bulbous fruit that when ripe is deliciously sweet. It is historically known as a great source of 'bush tucker', and is also a favorite of nectar-loving native birds. Belonging to the Lilly Pilly family, the Cedar Bay Cherry grows in dry or lush

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