Spiders

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

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 ..  

Rain Lily

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…

Ponds

Ponds offer habitats for many creatures. In a modern city dominated by concrete buildings, ponds can be self-contained mini eco-systems that preserves bio-diversity and become rare sanctuaries for people looking for peace of mind… This post is a place holder that we hope to come back and document more of the interesting findings of ponds […]

Another Sunbird

This is an olive-backed sunbird, as defined by its olive colored feathers on the back. Here at the botanic garden on a Heliconia flower. Earlier I have encountered different sub-species of Sunbird  

African Iris

Dietes Bicolor  has very interesting forms and color on its petals.

Bee’s wing frequency

So I used 1/2000 shutter speed, that is, about 0.05% of a second time, to take these photos.  Yet this Blue Bee’s wings are still in action blur.   Turns out Bees wings flap 230 times a second. In comparison, Usain Bolt, the men’s 100m world record keeper, makes less than 5 steps a second in […]

Rattan Cane Plant

This reminds me of Ceiba Pentandra, and shows again what plants can do to defend themselves from invasions. Rattan is economically useful plant that used for producing furniture and handicrafts.