Flora and fauna around JCU
Today I took a hike around James Cook University and up to the Douglas mountain bike reserve. The goal of my hike was to notice the world around me so I could share it with you. I saw beautiful red paper petaled Hibiscus with long pronounced stamen. I saw one of Australia’s largest butterflies the Cairns birdwing (Ornithoptera euphorion). I saw a black snake slither across the mountain bike trail which signaled that it was high time for me to head back to campus. From the top of the hike I could see the peak of Douglas Mountain shrouded with radio towers, and in the distance to the north and east I could see Castle Hill, the city of Townsville and the Coral Sea.
Enjoy the gallery of pictures from today’s hike.