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G.E. & O. Cache

A cache by Speedmistress Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 05/30/2021
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:


We no longer have a household mail delivery in Bell.

The landowner is aware of and gave permission for the Geocache on the front fence!

In fact she may even shout you a drink if you knock on the front door!

Letterboxing is an intriguing “treasure hunt” style outdoor activity. Letterboxers hide small, weatherproof boxes in publicly-accessible places (like parks), this one on a private fence line (permission granted by landowner) and post clues to finding the box online on one of several Web sites including here on Geocaching.com.  

Individual letterboxes usually contain a log book and writing tool. A stamp which stays in the Letterbox cache ....  Finders make an imprint of the letterbox’s stamp on their personal log book, and leave an imprint of their personal stamp on the letterbox’s logbook.

I hope you have a STAMP IMPRINT to leave in my log book. 

The "Bunya"

In the opposite corner of this yard you will see a locally planted Bunya. The bunyabonyebunyi or bunya-bunya in various Australian Aboriginal languages colloquially named the Bunya Pine by Europeans. However, Araucaria bidwillii is not a pine tree (of the genus Pinus). It belongs to the same genus as the monkey puzzle tree (Araucaria araucane) and is sometimes referred to as the "false monkey puzzle tree". The Hoop (known as Hoop Pine - again not really a pine), the Norfolk (known as Norfolk Pine - again not really a pine) and the Wollemi (known as Wollemi Pine - again not really a pine) are other trees which have been incorrectly named by Europeans.

The Bunya tree grows to a height of 30–45 metres, and the cones, which contain the edible kernels, are the size of soccer balls.

The 1889 book The Useful Native Plants of Australia records that "The cones shed their seeds, which are two to two and a-half inches long by three-quarters of an inch broad ; they are sweet before being perfectly ripe, and after that resemble roasted chestnuts in taste. They are plentiful once in three years, and when the ripening season arrives, which is generally in the months of January - March.

The trees pollinate in South East Queensland in September/October and the cones fall 17 to 18 months later in late January to early March from the coast to the Bunya Mountains. When there is heavy rainfall or drought, pollination may vary. (some information from Wikipedia)

 

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ernpu va

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)