The sun dapples through the Licuala Fan Palms in the Wet Tropics rainforest, like a stained glass ceiling of green.
Soft breezes caress fronds, flowers and fruit and amongst their offerings, soft feathers hush. Small drops of water from a previous shower fall and disturb ants foraging in the rubble among the roots.
A big green butterfly, as green as the fan palm fronds themselves, glides silently past, pertly avoiding sticky spider webs and a lurking robber fly.
There’s a lot going on between the layers of the Licuala Fan Palm with lichen encrusting the pillar-like trunks and fungi blooming in its shadow.
Licuala Fan Palm’s live here in our Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, they provide homes and food for animals and their beauty captivates artists.
We live here with them at the Wet Tropics Visitor Information Centre where we can enjoy their richness any time we want.
Aren’t we lucky!!
Author: Angi Matveyeff
Explore your Wet Tropics World Heritage Area today!
Take the opportunity to immerse yourself in the inner depths of some of the world’s oldest, continually surviving rainforests. Get up close and personal with rare plants and animals, marvel at some of the worlds’ most breathtaking scenery, and celebrate being in far north Queensland.