The Daintree Rainforest is part of what’s known as the Wet Tropics of Queensland and is a World Heritage Site. It’s the oldest continually surviving rainforest on earth – thought to be 70 million years older than the Amazon – and has the highest concentration of primitive flowering plant families in the world. There are plants and animals here that aren’t found anywhere else and plants that the dinosaurs would have eaten.
As well as being environmentally important, it’s also culturally significant – with the rainforest providing both food and medicine for the indigenous people who had lived here for many thousands of years before we set foot in the area.
On top of all of that, the Daintree is the only place on earth where two world heritage sites meet – the forest and the reef.
It also just happens to be today’s post for #treesquares. I’m linking up with Becky this month for her tree squares challenge where we post photos of trees, any trees, in sure format. You’ll find Becky’s most recent post here.