Wild Red Jungle Rooster
Red Junglefowl is always a spirited and colorful sight. These are apparently not the chickens/roosters as we know them today, but the ancestors that roamed our land some 8,000 years ago! And we human owe them much gratitude, for keep us company and providing us with a great source of food.
Water Snowflake Lily
Such beautiful name. Water Snowflake Lily belongs to the Nymphoides genus.
Oriental Magpie – Robin
Magpie-Robin spotted in Botanic garden evolution garden. Well-known for their beautiful songs !
Cogongrass seeds, similar to Dandelion seeds, are just beautiful. Fluffy white bundles that dances in the wind. No wonder kids are attracted to them.
Dew is always fascinating. And an interesting conversation can follow the question “Mommy, it is not raining, why are the grasses wet ?”
Grasshopper as pollinator ?
Grasshoppers are commonly considered pests. But as in this capture at Jurong lake garden, can they be pollinators too ?
This is a red-legged golden orb-weaver spider. Its web can be up to 1.5m in diameter. This particular one I encountered in Pulau Ubin.
Squirrels are difficult to photograph, as they just keep jumping around tree branches. Plantain squirrels are the most commonly seen squirrels in Singapore.
Oriental fruit fly
Bactrocera dorsalis is often considered a destructive pest. But when I see these little shiny creatures in the botanic garden, it is hard to associate them with the word “pest”. For a positive contribution, many fruit flies have been dedicated and sacrificed for the advancement of biological and medical research ..
It is called Zephyranthes Pride of Singapore. It is delicately beautiful. I’m not sure if this indeed can be called “Pride of Singapore”, as such a title would surely arouse more than enough jealousy from other flowers…