Awesome effort today by the 75 volunteers who rolled up their sleeves at Madills Farm Reserve and planted 1,000 native trees along the stream side. Great work everyone. Follow the link in our bio to find out about other upcoming events and come join the fun. #madillsfarm#auckland#cvnz#communityplantingday#trees
Week 2: Mimosa pudica.
Mimosa pudica is a fascinating plant. When disturbed physically, it responds by retracting its leaflets. It’s theorized that this evolved as a defense mechanism to frighten grazing animals or possibly to shade the plant in direct sun to reduce water loss due to evaporation.