Monday, February 27, 2017

Banded Swallowtail

The Banded Swallowtail butterfly is seen sipping the nectar from the flowers of the Yellow Ixora.
Location : Zone C

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Update on the park

 A little update is necessary as I have not blogged on the park in January as often as before for many reasons.  Chiefly due to travel, v. poor internet connection at the park (despite just a kilometer away from the Bintulu international airport!, which is 22 km away from Btu town) and busy researching on management topics for mentoring and training purposes.  After a short jungle trekking yesterday, I noticed the Licuala Hill has well-preserved  stands of mature Licuala palms, a new cover plant more like a climber have been 'discovered' and a jungle treelet that produces blood red young leaves is doing fine.
A line of Licuala spp. palms at Licuala Hill.

New 'discovery' - a cover plant with climbing habit.
Location : Botanic Island Three

A young stand of Licuala spp

Jungle treelet with blood red flushes (still unidentified)

View of Zone G from Provinsi Rusa