Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Lower Peirce Nature Trail Exploration - Aug 07

The day started badly for me on 4th Aug 07. Was suppose to wake up and join the Team Seagrass for the Pulau Semakau Transect but due to my own blunder (when to the wrong jetty), I missed the boat......

Since I'm already out of my bed, decided to join the Central Nature Reserve Volunteers at the monthly nature walk instead. Missed the previous month walk due to other commitment. This is also the 1st time I brought my macro lens to the reserve hoping to take some decent pix of insects. :P

It was Boon Cheong and Ruth that were guiding. I ended up tacking along with Ruth group. Not a big crowd for the day, could this be due to the various negative publicity due to fallen trees? I wonder.

Along the way, encountered quite a number of dragonflies which are abundant especially when there is water bodies nearby.

A dragonfly is an insect belonging to the order Odonata, the suborder Epiprocta. It is characterized by large multifaceted eyes, two pairs of strong transparent wings, and an elongated body.

Dragonflies do not normally bite or sting humans; in fact, they are valued as a predator that helps control the populations of harmful insects, such as mosquitoes.

Just like all reserve, we are bound to see butterflies & Moths.

Other critters like flies, worms, crickets, ants, spiders and etc were also spotted.

Anyone who have visited our CNR will be aware that we have a wide diversity of flora. Unfortuately, I did not bring my tripod with me thus most attempt on the flowers when to waste except for these few.

Our regular lizard friend (Sun Skink) are always around to welcome us when the sun is up and 4th Aug is no different.

It has been a fun morning taking morning walk and snapping macro pictures of all these wonderful mother nature. Can't wait for my new trip there. In fact, I went back to the lower pierce reservoir in the evening hoping to catch a nice sunset. Not exactly spectacular but nevertheless enjoy.

For more pictures that I took on this day, do visit my online gallery @ http://www.fruddy.com/gallery/