Coming home from the city via Queens Road I cross a mangrove creek which divides South Townsville from Hermit Park, and sometimes I stop off and wander along the creek.
I had my camera with me last time I did that. The mangroves are flowering, showing quite pretty little white flowers, and attracting pollen and nectar feeders like this Blue-banded Bee, which in turn attract predators like the Assassin Bug.
Mangroves themselves are fascinating in the ways they have adapted to survive and thrive in their muddy, salty environment. There’s a nice explanation of their adaptations here and I’ll leave you with a leaf which demonstrates one of their tricks: