A nature photograph of a Rainbow Lorikeet resting in a gum tree with red gum nut blossoms.The Rainbow Lorikeet is a nectar eater and loves the nectar that these gum nuts produce.
The rainbow lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus) is a species of parrot found in Australia. It is common along the eastern seaboard, from northern Queensland...
Oh land and soil,
red soil and sweet gum tree,
So scant of grass,
so profligate of pines
Writer and poet Jean Toomer described the sweet-gum tree in his poem "Song of the Son" in his more natural environment. In the meantime the tree, also called Alligator-Wood has become an ornamental tree even outside of his habitat, largely because of...