caterpillars in Neo Tiew Lane 2

caterpillars of Malayan Eggfly

2010 November 21 - Neo Tiew Lane 2

With Jane, Doreen, Nessie, Freda and Ian.

  1. Red Junglefowl
  2. Sunda Woodpecker
  3. Laced Woodpecker
  4. Common Goldenback
  5. Collared Kingfisher
  6. Blue-tailed Bee-eater
  7. Asian Drongo-cuckoo
  8. Asian Koel
  9. Lesser Coucal
  10. Red-breasted Parakeet
  11. Long-tailed Parakeet
  12. Swiflet
  13. Spotted Dove
  14. Pink-necked Green Pigeon
  15. Ruddy-breasted Crake
  16. White-breasted Waterhen
  17. Common Sandpiper
  18. Red-wattled Lapwing
  19. Tern
  20. Black Baza
  21. Brahminy Kite
  22. White-bellied Sea Eagle
  23. Changeable Hawk-eagle (dark phase)
  24. Little Egret
  25. Grey Heron
  26. Purple Heron
  27. Yellow-billed Egret
  28. Pond Heron
  29. Straited Heron
  30. Yellow Bittern
  31. Cinnamon Bittern
  32. Brown Shrike
  33. Long-tailed Shrike
  34. Large-billed Crow
  35. Black-naped Oriole
  36. Pied Triller
  37. Ashy Minivet
  38. Greater Racket-tailed Drongo
  39. Common Iora
  40. Asian Brown Flycatcher
  41. Asian Glossy Starling
  42. Common Myna
  43. White-vented Myna
  44. Barn Swallow
  45. Pacific Swallow
  46. Straw-headed Bulbul
  47. Yellow-vented Bulbul
  48. Zitting Cisticola
  49. Yellow-bellied Prinia
  50. Oriental Reed Warbler
  51. Common Tailorbird
  52. White-crested Laughingthrush
  53. Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker
  54. Olive-backed Sunbird
  55. Wagtail
  56. Paddyfield Pipit
  57. Baya Weaver
  58. Scaly-breasted Munia

Coastal PCN

Opposite Kembangan MRT station
bicycle rental kiosk at Telok Kurau Park
start of coastal PCN
end of coastal PCN, one hour later
Changi Beach Park, another 3.3KM
Route travelled

Pipeline Trek

The trek started at 8:30am.

Opposite Marsiling MRT, behind some HDB blocks, the first stretch of water pipes that we need to cross.
some went by the side

some walked sidewards
the second lot of water pipes.
maybe the umbrella can help to balance better
the expressway is on the right
time to go up the slope
is this a frog or a toad?
we actually went down the drain
and emerged at Bukit Panjang park connector
more pipelines at Zhenghua park
we are at top right on the map
the drizzle got heavier

and heavier
the walk ended about 5 hours later, at Bukit Timah nature reserve


Found this nice looking bicycle near a bus-stop in Yishun.
It has pictures on seat, frame and gear guard, and side wheels for better support
At Woodlands Waterfront. Look at that pedal!
Matching handle bar and bell.

Rice dumpling

vegetarian Char Siew and Duck - dice and fry
dried mushroom - soak till soften, dice and fry
Gingko nuts - remove shell and skin, cook with sugar till soften
Lotus seeds - remove the bitter central, cook with sugar till soften
the wrapping begins...
my first rice dumpling
...after boiling for 1.5 hour

2010 May 29 - Biodiversity Race 2010

We have to go along the Western Adventure Park Connector Network (WAPCN)
1) start at Bukit Batok Nature Park.
2) take team photo at 3 out of the 5 checkpoints along the WAPCN.
3) are allowed to walk or take public transport (buses and trains).
4) observe AT LEAST 10 birds, 5 butterflies, 3 dragonflies and 5 plants. Common names of the flora and fauna species have to be indicated in the Observation Sheet provided. 1 point for each correctly identified specie.
5) take photographs of observations, if possible. 1 point for each photo of correctly identified specie.
6) end at Choa Chu Kang Park.
Arrived at Bukit Batok Nature Park for registration.
After collecting the guide sheets for Birds, Butterflies, Dragonflies and Plants, and route map for event, we discussed on the route to take.

We stayed in Bukit Batok Nature Park for the first hour to do most of the observations, and walked to Bukit Batok Town Park for the first team photo, and the other flora and fauna.

Then we walked to Brickland Road for 2 more team photos before taking a bus to Choa Chu Kang bus interchange, and finally walked to Choa Chu Kang Park.

First dragonfly for the day, Crimson Dropwing.
Common Flangetail
Female Green Baron
Malayan Eggfly
Peacock Flower
Javanese Ixora
Lantana Camara
With prizes sponsor and arbitrators
First prize - a pair of binoculars for each team member.
Also won a stamp collection for bird of the day - Grey Headed Fish Eagle.
Designs on T-shirt

A write-up by one of the arbitrators:

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