Flowery wheat-bins gracing the town of Ravensthorpe, Western Australia
By Judy Evans
January 12, 2018 9:35am CST
Another interesting site when we visited Ravensthorpe in Western Australia was their giant wheat-bins (grain silos) which have been painted to show the banksia in the various stages of its life. On the left can be seen the yellow candle-like flower which provides food for birds and small animals such as the honey possum. The flowers then develop into hard, woody seed pods as can be seen on the other two silos. The leaves are tough and quite spiky. A number of country towns have taken to painting their grain bins but this is the first one we’ve seen.
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