Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Penang Part 2
I have finally managed to find some time to put together part 2 of my post from Penang. As I mentioned, the gardens were very well kept, and had a variety of flowering trees, shrubs and plants. Some were familiar, like Frangipani and Bougainvillea, but others were a complete mystery. I am used to seeing white Frangipani, but in Penang there were also deep red ones, and a pink one that had different shaped flowers, but the tree and leaves looked the same. The Bougainvillea came in a wide variety of shades from pale pink through to deep purple, but my favourite is the traditional lilac one. Here are some other flowers. And finally a couple more birds. This Common Iora had a nest in the same tree as the Barbet from my previous post. This Emerald Dove was the only bird seen on a walk at the forestry museum a few kilometers from the resort.