Here, I told you that we were planning to keep an eye on the mango tree in our front yard. I wanted to come back and update you: mango season is now upon us! We spent some time last week journaling about mangos….
Mango season has finally arrived. Mangos are falling from the tree left and right. (Too bad that the gardeners and birds get to them before we do much of the time! Thankfully they are also cheap and abundant in the local markets right now.)
We found this mango in the grass in our yard.
We think that a bird probably got to this one, since it was much too large of a chunk eaten out of it to have been just insects. (We’ve seen lots of brown birds yet-to-be-identified in this tree, and have seen them munching on the mangos before.)
Now it is covered with all kinds of insects: flies, large and small ants, even a bee. And now a horsefly! Fascinating to watch so many different creatures attracted to this one fallen mango.