Saturday, 21 February 2009

Butterfly Paintings

I enjoy painting as much as photography,
as it is very similar. Here are some of my recent
butterfly paintings.

Sunday, 15 February 2009

Singapore Zoo - Fragile Forest ( part 2 )

Sorry I only showed you one image from the Fragile Forest, here are some more pictures that I

call ' masterpieces '.

Saturday, 14 February 2009

Sinapore Zoo - Fragile Forest

Today, I was finally able to go to the Singapore Zoo.
I came to take lots of photos, and, of course,
too see some animals. the truth is, I actually wanted to come
to the zoo because of the Fragile Forest exhibit. In
the Fragile Forest, there are many butterflies, birds and
mammals. Taking photos here and there, I suddenly came to the
sign, ' Fragile Forest '. I was so excited. When I entered the
exhibit, there was this ' Frogs Matter ' thing that showed many different
types of frogs. Then, I got in to the ' real ' Fragile Forest. Wow!
The first thing I saw were leaves, leaves! Doesn't that sound interesting?
Well you can find leaves almost everywere in places like this.
A nicobar pigeon caught my eye.Then I saw a tree nymph butterfly
swooped into my face. feeling dissapointed that the tree nymph had flown away, I did
not notice that there were so many tree nymphs! these huge butterflies would heavily
flutter around you, and even though tree nymphs are so delicate, you might discribe
them as ' scary '. To date, there were about 14 tree nymphs in my veiw! then, I saw an unidentified butterfly, it was rather large and was not bothered by me going up so close to it.
It was brown with white borders on the underside and black with with similar white borders,
but with a few blue spots on the upperside. I also came up with a male great egg fly butterfly
displaying to a female. After an elabourate time with the tree nymphs, I finally exited
the biodome. I thought that it would be good if I lived just next to a place like
the Fragile Forest.

Saturday, 7 February 2009

My visit to the Alexandra Hospital butterfly trail

Mycalesis visala phamis close-up

To see some wild butterflies, I visited the
Alexendra Hospital butterfly park. It used
to be filled with butterfly-attracting plants and flowers,
from a leasuch as prickly lantanas, ixoras and many other small, colourful
flowers. On my trip, I didn't bsee much lantanas and everything
seemed to be greenish. Now I'll tell you about my trip.
Just as I left the car, I started to notice lots of butterflies.
Like common grass yellows and peablues. Then, when I entered the trail, painted jezebels
fluttered around me and high up in the trees. Lots more common grass yelows
and skippers flitted around the plants. I even managed to get close up with a swallowtail
butterfly and an unidentified crow butterfly, and a birdwing.
Just as I thought things were not going to get any better, things got much better!
A Mycalesis visala phamis butterfly caught my eye. Really, it wasn't bothered by my
appearence, and it let me take a real close-up image of it!
After a long time, I felt tired so I headed off back home.

Friday, 6 February 2009

My butterfly and avian watching trips

Hi again,
you might find some of my interesting
trips on birding and butterfly watching
in this blog, so have fun !

Thursday, 5 February 2009

My favourite Locations for Birding and Butterfly-watching

If you enjoy birding and butterfly watching

as much as I do, here are some places that

I recomend to you. If you have not tried these activities before

and you are interested, you can start out at the same places.

For birding:

  • the Mandai Orchid Garden, for sunbirds, and bulbuls

  • Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, for wetland birds like waders, egrets and plovers

  • Singapore Botanical Gardens, for forest birds like drongos, garden birds like sparrows, mynas and doves

For butterfly watching

  • the Mandai Orchid Garden, for a variety of large butterflies
  • the Hort Park, for blues, yellows, occasionally pansies and skippers

You can also visit forests to find bluebottles, swallowtails and many brown butterflies

( the locations are all in Singapore )

My First Blog!

Hi everyone!
I finally created my own
blog !!!
Hope you enjoy !!!