My attention was caught by another eucalypt in the parklands. It was the colour of the flowers that attracted my interest. I don’t remember seeing it in flower before. Something about this purplish shade of pink caught my eye.
The tree itself was rather unprepossessing at a distance.
It seems to be managing to grow despite having survived multiple insults and lost limbs if not its entire primary trunk at some point in the past.
On the other hand, this had clearly created an opportunity: the hollow at the base of the trunk had been chosen as home by bees, who were flying in and out the whole time I was watching (they would be the small blurs in the photo).
I took a small sample and really… this tree is safe from me. The alum mordanted sample gave a good brown and the no mordant sample, a pinkish shade of tan.