Thursday, April 24, 2014

Thailand Wild Fruit in the Spring

This is a wonderful time to be lost in the jungles of Southern Thailand. It's always easy to find edible plants, but during the spring months, it's easy to find very tasty fruit.
Ginger bulbs.

Lagam (in Thai)... Salacca Palm fruit

Wild Rose Apple flower. Once this falls off, the succulent fruit starts to grow.

Luk Wai (Vine Fruit). This is extremely tasty!

This fruit seldom reaches the ground in tact as monkeys absolutely love it! It tastes like orange sherbert.

Ma Fai fruit, a common fruit tree here. The fruit grows off of the trunk, making them easy to collect.

Wild Custard Apples... very sweet treats.

We have over a hundred fig (ficus) tree species here. This is one of the few that is actually edible for humans.

Very tasty vine fruit.

Luk Mak, an extremely sweet berry that is easy to gather.

Wild Edible Plants of Thailand

Stroll with me and Ms. Moo through our yard in Phuket Town and see all of the edible plants, most of which are actually found in the jungle... all of which are quite tasty. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4GxeRB0Meg

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Butterfly Menu for a Frog

The cute little frog is always on the dinner table or on this poster of butterflies. I didn't fully understand why it would sit and stare for so long until it finally jumped at one of the butterflies and tried to eat it... apparently this is a menu to this little froggy.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Klong Saeng Wildlife Images


It is rather easy to slowly paddle closely to wild elephants in Klong Saeng Wildlife Sanctuary. On this trip, we got close to two different elephants, Sambar Deer, a Red Muntjac Deer, a bunch of different monkey species, and we saw a lot of amazing birds while kayaking.