Paul Eaton is known as the “Bird Man of Cape Canaveral”. His garden is really a miniature rainforest on a double end lot on Lincoln Ave., only two blocks from the ocean. His tenants are 28 parrots, 2 macaws, 3 cats, 2 dogs and even emus. He says all the plants are better for the environment than asphalt and it's a lot easier than cutting grass every week. On a hot summer day, the foliage cools his land by about 10 degrees. His home was built in 1947 and according to Paul, is the second oldest surviving house in Cape Canaveral. Paul loves Reggae music and you can sometimes see him at local venues that have bands. He is a retired Air Force Sergeant.
Paul's plants include Cape Honeysuckle, crape myrtle, bamboo, frangipani (plumeria), Brazilian sunflower, Turk's cap (a lilly), wild ginger, black sapote (persimmon), Confederate jasmine, Hong Kong orchid, coffee and tangerine.
Paul with a Macaw (from Florida Today). Red Bromeliad at the end of it's cycle.
Hungry Macaw ~ Photo by Paul Eaton.
Visit Paul's Flick'r page here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/29052048@N03 to see more photos.
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