Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Koalas Found in Bay Area Parks!

Oakland, CA
Chunky Waking up From Nap,
Anthony Chabot Regional
Park, Oakland,  CA

Eucalyptus, while not native to the area, is a long-term California resident, having been introduced in the mid 1800's,  There is some controversy over the Australian transplant. Opponents explain that eucalyptus provides neither lumber nor fuel and is both a major fire hazard and an invasive species.  Supporters argue that all that may be true, but it looks pretty and smells nice.