December 29 2013 Red Leaves

Bromeliad

I have always loved Bromeliads as a group of plants. As epiphytes they found a new way to live in the space already being taken up by another a plant. The shape of their leaves means the little pools of water that accumulate at the base not only provide water for the plant (in some species) but also provide homes or nurseries to all kinds of other creatures such as poison arrow frogs in the rainforests of South America. Not least they are also so very striking to look at and of course to take pictures of.

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About jskuchta

I am just a guy who loves to explore the natural world. I love to hike and to take pictures of anything I find along the way from the smallest insect to the wide panorama of the sea. I am currently based in Toronto, Ontario but I like to travel everywhere I can. Here shall be a place for some of the things I find.

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