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Ziggi Browning (Byron Shire Echo, 9 Dec) is quite right, the poincianas (Delonix Regia) are magnificent across the shire at the moment, but November/December flowering is not unusual.

This is just Mother Nature adjusting to a long dry season before the rain comes to assist with seed/embryo development.

I was born in Byron Bay and have seen this happen with poincianas, flame trees and many other species over many decades.

We can all do our little bit towards climate change, but changing Mother Nature is not one of them, she does her thing regardless.

Tina Petroff, Ocean Shores


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