|The building in the background is the Museum of Fine Arts to give you an idea just how close they are located!|
|There are two separate "trees" in the park and this helps show how large each "colony" is!|
|You can see both "trees" in this shot, the second behind the first.|
Banyan trees grow down not up, so there are always dangling roots growing down from the branches, ready to form a new trunk. They make for interesting "colonies" of trunks all clustered together in strange patterns. Though not native to Florida, they grow here very well due to our subtropical climate.
|New roots growing down that will eventually form new "trunks"|
|You can see these large root bundles are bigger and close to the ground and someday will form new trunks in the ever-expanding banyan colony.|
|Just another shot for scale. That's a full-grown man in the white tee in front of the tree.|
|Anana found a little nook to hang out in.|
|This is on the other side of the museum (if you're looking at the front of the building, this is to the right.)|
This is a Kapok tree, also a tropical non-native tree but another which flourishes here in Florida.
Can you spot Anana? :)
|And for a little bit of scale, here's me and Anana in the tree together.|