Lord Howe Island sits in the middle of the Tasman Sea and is a remnant of a massive volcanic ridge.
The Island is home to many endemic species of plants, birds and marine life. Much of the vegetation on the Island is found nowhere else in the world. The Island is home to a vibrant European honey bee population. We don’t know how they got here, but it’s likely they were introduced by the early settlers.
This red soil country now grows a number of species of eucalypt that probably did not occur there originally. There is a lovely specimen of Spotted Gum on Lindendale Road, and Mugga Ironbark at the TV station. The Mugga is in full flower now. Naturally it occurs over the Main Range and further west. A major honey source flowering in the winter, but is another eucalypt lacking useful pollen.