Our safari into the Bhadra Tiger Reserve in Chikmagalur was a look into the rich fauna of this wildlife sanctuary (although we didn’t get to spot the tiger). Equally rich, is the flora of this green patch in Karnataka. Did you know that this sanctuary is home to some unusual trees?
I was thankful for the naturalist who accompanied us on the safari for he kept pointing out to some interesting trees in the Reserve. While one was notable for its bark another was notable for not having on its bark but another strange albeit amusing feature. One stood out for its long life, another for being a tree-killer. And then there were trees with some natural sculpture on them.
Here are some of those unusual trees that have turned out to be points-of-interest inside the Bhadra wildlife sanctuary:
|Crocodile bark tree.|
|Up close: the bark
Now you know why this tree is called the crocodile bark tree.
|This is a dead and naturally debarked tree. But look — there’s an elephant on that tree!|
|A 300 year old Teak tree.|
Look at that parasitic tree strangling the host tree.
|And here is a naturally sculpted tree trunk.|
If you missed the post on the Safari, read Trying to spot a tiger at Bhadra