Wordless Wednesday – has now been renamed ‘Worth a Word’ Wednesday simply because I can’t stick to the rules of NO WORDS 🙂
Theses magnificent trees deserve to have some words written about them. Can you see the scribbles on them? They are found in the bush near where where my husband grew up in Nowra on the South Coast of NSW, and I love trying to read their scribbles.
In case you don’t know what they are here is some information as paraphrased from Wikipedia. I must admit that I learnt something about them too!
Eucalyptus haemastoma, the scribbly gum, is an Australian eucalypt that is named after the “scribbles” on its bark. These zigzag tracks are tunnels made by the larvae of the scribbly gum moth (Ogmograptis scribula) and follow the insect’s life cycle. Eggs are laid between layers of old and new bark. The larvae burrow into the new bark and, as the old bark falls away, the trails are revealed. The diameters of the tunnels increase as the larvae grow, and the ends of the tracks are where the larvae stopped to pupate.
We don’t have them here in the mountains where I live, as I assume we are too cold a climate.
What do you think of these scribbly gums? Have you seen anything like them where you are? Nature truly is amazing 🙂
In case you didn’t know. recently my blogging friend Suzanne at Global Housesitter x2 suggested I change the name of my Wordless Wednesday posts to Worth a Word Wednesday, as I rarely seem able to refrain from using some words in these posts, despite the title!! So I’ve done just that!
Feel free to join in, post a photo and as many words as you like! We would like to open this up to anyone to join in, have you any suggestions?
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