Verhaen Khanna

Fig Wasps

These are Fig Wasps. They are harmless and have a very short life span. The mother enters the fruit to lay her eggs, damaging her wings in the process. When the fruit opens, the babies fly out. They pollinate the fig trees which when fruiting, they feed all the birds and animals. Now you know. …

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African Sausage Tree

African Sausage Tree This is a sausage tree which has beautiful blood-red to maroon flowers hanging in long panicles. The Sausage Tree is found from Sub Saharan Africa south to the northern reaches of South Africa. But we found it in Lodhi Garden, Connaught Place and numerous other places around Delhi. The flower of this …

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