Forest Trekking

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Re: Forest Trekking

Post by domvonn » Mon Oct 15, 2007 6:35 pm

Angelfishing wrote:
domvonn wrote:iirc coral snakes belong to the same family as cobras...
The blue Malayan Coral snakes would be nicer..

http://www.wildsingapore.per.sg/discove ... alblue.htm
such nice n colourful snakes.

Peacy next time must place it round your neck n take a nice close-up shot !

Remember to smile! :mischieve:

hmm if its a coral snake...better dun ahh . its highly venomous ! start with corn snakes and juv reticulated pythons first. :)
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Re: Forest Trekking

Post by domvonn » Mon Oct 15, 2007 6:36 pm

Angelfishing wrote:
domvonn wrote:iirc coral snakes belong to the same family as cobras...
The blue Malayan Coral snakes would be nicer..

http://www.wildsingapore.per.sg/discove ... alblue.htm
such nice n colourful snakes.

Peacy next time must place it round your neck n take a nice close-up shot !

Remember to smile! :mischieve:

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Re: Forest Trekking

Post by Peace » Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:23 am

t1n_2 wrote:i had no idea singapore had such places... can bring me one day? promise to be a good boy.
I don't lead trips but there are quite a few nature trails where you can see similar things too. Two nice ones are the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and Macritchie Nature Trail.

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domvonn wrote:]hmm if its a coral snake...better dun ahh . its highly venomous ! start with corn snakes and juv reticulated pythons first.
I don't think I would like a snake around my neck. The only time I tried that was during my first visit to the zoo as a kid, it seem kind of fun then. :lol:

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Re: Forest Trekking

Post by t1n_2 » Tue Oct 16, 2007 5:03 pm

haha.thanks for the reply. btw, for the bukit timah and macritchie, in order for me to see the water creatures, must i stray from the trail or would the trail itself allow me to meet such creatures?

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Re: Forest Trekking

Post by Peace » Tue Oct 16, 2007 6:30 pm

t1n_2 wrote:haha.thanks for the reply. btw, for the bukit timah and macritchie, in order for me to see the water creatures, must i stray from the trail or would the trail itself allow me to meet such creatures?
Hmm, you're right about that part. Not many streams along designated nature trails, but I believe you might come across a few streams on the trail that runs from Rifle Range Rd end to Macritchie Reservoir. You can definitely see some barbs, rasbora and halfbeaks. Prawns are pretty common in these streams as well.

You can actually see forest snakehead just along the mountain biking trail at Chestnut Ave - BTNR but I cannot say exactly where. ;) Nparks tend to get very edgy when people go off designated trails because it disturbs/destroys wildlife, but it is however true that you are likely to see more straying off it.

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Re: Forest Trekking

Post by Peace » Tue Oct 30, 2007 7:25 pm

Here's my sightings for a short trek over the weekend, didn't get to see much this time around except for a snake. Too bad I wasn't able to get a clear shot of it. :(

I begin to see this black insect(?) pretty often now, it is always found on tree barks.
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A black colour jumping spider.
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Only one froggie this time. :cry:
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A female Raffles Pitcher plant flower.
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This Pink-headed Reed Snake was slithering towards me along the trail, I almost stepped on it. It quickly hid into an isolated shallow pile of leaf litter which I thought I had it cornered. However, after lifting all the leaves I couldn't find it, unbelievable! :mad:
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A long legged spider camouflage itself on a tree bark.
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A thorny spider.
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Re: Forest Trekking

Post by dBs™ » Wed Oct 31, 2007 1:18 am

Wow ... Peacy not scare of the colourful snake heh ?

Wait till u get bitten den u ish knw! :mischieve: 叫天天不应,叫地地不灵!

Stay away from colourful n black black de snake ah! ;)

btw ...how u knw its a female pitcher plant flower ? :p


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Re: Forest Trekking

Post by Peace » Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:53 am

Haha, I thought the snake was venomous too because of the bright red head so I used a long stick to flip the leaves from a distance. Thanks for the reminder, sometimes I forget myself when I get too engross in such encounters. :grin:

Pitcher plants are either male or female, so they cannot self pollinate - they need another plant of the opposite sex. Interestingly, cross pollination between two species can occur naturally to create a hybrid species. Anyway, female flowers have a larger pistil(the thing in the middle of the flower) because they need to develop/contain the seeds while male ones are smaller as they only need to produce the pollen.

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Re: Forest Trekking

Post by domvonn » Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:00 am

long legged spider = lichen huntsman
thorny spider = Harvestman spider
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Re: Forest Trekking

Post by Peace » Sun Nov 18, 2007 5:15 pm

Thanks for the id dom, I've got more spiders for you today. ;) The sky is pretty dark throughout the day, so the lighting condition under the forested area is really bad. I had a hard time spotting insects and had to use flash most of the time, most of the pictures aren't well taken. Didn't encounter any rare stuff, perhaps maybe an uncommon skink.

The first spider encountered
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Another one
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A tiny but very aggressive black spider, could be a Grainy Oedignatha (Oedignatha scrobiculata)
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A fishing spider on water
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I saw this wasp dragging a 'drugged' spider, I followed it back to its burrow :mischieve:
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A pair of ants 'kissing' :kiss:
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A Striped Sun Skink, don't often see this one
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Re: Forest Trekking

Post by stevenseow » Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:00 am

Nice collection of your wild life creature photo taking. Really enjoy the picture. :thumbsup:
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Re: Forest Trekking

Post by Tere » Fri Nov 23, 2007 4:21 am

Wah ! Nice Nice Peacey ! Got Snakes Got See-Pi-der !

Next time I send My Cookie Search & Rescue Team (CSRT) to search for you ... but ... you must bring some cookies along ... incase cannot find u. :lol:

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Re: Forest Trekking

Post by Peace » Sun Dec 16, 2007 9:22 am

Here's some shots to share from the forest, the place is wet and it's difficult getting around without sinking your feet into mud. The sky isn't exactly friendly either, I had to make a run for it when when it finally gave way. :raincloud:

A fishing spider, I begin to see more of them in this wet season
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Another spider found on the forest floor
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A small frog hiding under some leaves
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A cute little worm with a pyramid-like cover
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A millipede on a plant
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Re: Forest Trekking

Post by Peace » Sat Jan 19, 2008 4:24 pm

Went for a short nature walk in the woods today trying to take some photos. Didn't see much of anything interesting except many of the usual insects. It's quite a wind day too, hard taking pictures with the leaves keep moving.

A hairy ladybug.
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An orange colour centipede among the leaf litter
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A dwarf dragonfly
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Millipede
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Moth
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A tiny polkadot spider
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The preying mantis stance
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The glittering damselfly
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Re: Forest Trekking

Post by Peace » Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:58 pm

Here's some update sightings from not too long ago. Haven't been to the place lately, I bet the trails are now overgrowing with weeds. But I wouldn't worry as there are markers left by other daring trail blazers. :)

Damselfly, with opened wings when resting
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There are quite a few species of tiny dragonflies around that particular area, they're only about half the size of a typical damselfly. Pretty cute, saw two different species that day.

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Brown
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A spotted caterpillar under a leaf
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Two ants wrestling
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A Giant Forest Ant, resting on a mini tripod leg
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A spider with big 'fangs'
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A young frog
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A tiny frog, the size of my fingernail. It looks like a chorus frog.
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A four-ridged toad
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