Thursday, November 6, 2014

Little Children and Figs

Two children went crawling under my table at a restaurant during lunch today to get a closer look at this bold little gecko. I figured out why he was there when he jumped onto my big toe to lunge at a fly which had landed on it.

Wild chickens abound on Maui, but I didn't even notice this guy until he crowed as I walked under him. I jumped at the unexpected noise but he totally ignored me.

I knew that the giant spreading Banyan trees were members of the fig family, but I never realized that their tiny little pods are actually small figs. Their fruit are only an inch across but bring birds from near and far to feast upon them. I don't know why, though. I tasted this one which I found on the ground and it wasn't very good.

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