Balancing Act

Bronwen Scott
4 min readMar 4

Plant and moth work out their differences

Opening fruit of Atherton Sauropus (Breynia macrantha), Atherton Tablelands, FNQ. © Bronwen Scott.

It is always delight when plants put out flowers. I haven’t had much success with the species in my collection; they are mostly rainforest trees and are not usually confined to pots. Despite that, a few have done their thing. It doesn’t matter whether these flowers are showy or dowdy. All flowers are beautiful…although some might be beautiful in their own way. (Yes, I’m looking at you, Gastrodia.)

Bronwen Scott

Zoologist, writer, artist, museum fan, enjoying life in the tropical rainforest of Far North Queensland. She/her. Website: