Spend enough time in a forest and you will cannot fail to spot some of the most memorable sights! It was no different for me in Gir.
Some of the species names are missing or incomplete; have not been able to research these as I am posting on the go. Will update when I have access to reference sources.
A railway line (unfortunately) crosses through the forest; the train on this line connects Somnath with Junagadh. The price of develoment!
The guide also pointed out to what he called a Gum tree with a white bark. It was used for making medical capsule outers; and the white ‘glows like radium’ at night he said. Also called Ghost Tree for these special effects.
Tourists are not allowed to get off the vehicles, but sometimes the drivers and guides do. And help you with photographs by borrowing your camera. Working with professional photographers has taught them a thing or two.
Some more spottings are given below.
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