Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Wild Flowers and Common Critters@ Bah Soon Pah

27 May was the last Saturday of the month. I would have gone for a long outing to some wild places if I had not arranged an appointment in the afternoon. So, I decided to take a look at the wild flowers and critters along Bah Soon Pah again.

I looked for species that I have not captured during my last visit. This grasshopper dressed up with an green outfit didn't seem to be afraid of my presence. This is a hoverfly, flitting amongst the attractive pink mimosa flowers - quite abundant on a piece of vacant farm land but getting a good shot was rather challenging as it hardly stayed still.
My first butterfly shot of the day was this Peacock Pansy (Junonia almana javana). I saw at least 4 individual sunbathing and feeding on wild flowers but they were just too alert for me to take a shot. This guy was resting momentarily when I had a quick snap.
My second butterfly shot was this common brown skipper - a Small Branded Swift (Pelopidas mathias mathias) feeding on the white Asystasia flower.
A very pretty and attractive climber was in full blooms with many pink flowers. This vine was growing on a fence. I guess this is Antigonon leptopus commonly known as coral vine.
Finally, this wild weed looks like Purple-leaved Button-weed (Borreria laevicaulis) whose purplish coloured leaves are slightly leathery and oblong. The small white flowers are rather uniquely arranged between the leaves.

1 comment:

  1. Great pictures! This is exactly how I like my garden to be. I’ll be starting my garden soon and I would mainly plant roses to make it attractive.