This is Albizia julibrissin, variously known as Mimosa, Persian Silk or Pink Silk, although it is not a particularly close relative of the Mimosa family. Several species of Acacia are also generally referred to as ‘Mimosa’.
The greens and browns as the dry season prepares to give way to the wet season, or as it has been re-branded for tourism purposes, the ‘Green Season’.
Strangler figs, of which there are many species, are quite common sight in The Gambia, as they are in many tropical and subtropical regions of the world.
There were no Swans or Canada Geese down at the pond, but there were a few Moorhens. And of course Red Kites absolutely everywhere in this area.
Some nice colour around at the moment, shades as well as bright colours.
The Common Screwpine, Pandanus utilis, is native to Madagascar, Mauritius and the Seychelles but, despite its name, is apparently not actually a pine. I don’t think it looks much like a pine at all.
The Pygmy or Miniature Date Palm, Phoenix roebelenii, is a small to medium-sized species of date palm native to southeast Asia.
Roystonea regia is variously known as the Cuban Royal Palm, Florida Royal Palm or just Royal Palm and is native to southern Florida, Mexico, parts of Central America and the Caribbean.
Erythrina crista-galli is a fairly small flowering tree native to Argentina, Uruguay, southern Brazil and Paraguay, although it is widely found as an ornamental tree in many other countries.