Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Saturday, June 4, 2011
An interesting bright green lizard capable of changing color, becoming a shade of darker brown when threatened.
Can be found in forests as well as parks and rural areas and only easily spotted once off its camouflage environment.
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Skippers look like moths but are actually butterflies, compare with the normal butterflies we often see, they have bigger eyes with thicker thorax and small short wings.
The example shown is a species found in Malaysia.
Skippers get their name due to their “skipping” flight, darting or skipping from place to place.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Adult beetles are approximately 5 mm long and have metallic looking, bluish black heads and wing covers with the thorax and legs in a rust-red color.
Sunday, April 3, 2011
The family Tettigoniidae, also known as katydids or bush crickets, contains more than 6,400 species. They are also known as long-horned grasshoppers, although they are more closely related to crickets than to grasshoppers.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
With a long snout, elbowed antennae and a body shape of a snail, it stands out amongst other insect.
This is my first encounter with this species of insect.
Belonging to the family of true weewils, it has more than 40,000 species worldwide.Touching it will make it play dead.
Generally considered as a pest it has made its way to America and has been listed as an invasive species.
Friday, February 25, 2011
This opportunity presented itself on my last day in Canada, cocooned in my brand new winter gears I brave the outdoors and step out of my warm and comfortable Hotel to join a walking tour booked in advance, as it turned out, I was the sole visitor taking this organised tour on this day. As implied the walking tour will proceed rain or shine regardless of the number of people and true enough this was honoured by my guide Craig MacDonald of www.ottawawalkingtours.com, I highly recommend this guided tour if you have limited time and do not want to splurge on expenses. Craig is a very knowlegeble and capable guide and I am convinced he has a geniune interest in doing this part time job of his.
Parliament Hill home of the Parliament of Canada.
Opened in 1832 initially as a precaution in case of war with the United States and is still in use today as a recreational waterway. Ironically, no further military engagements took place between Canada and the United States after it was built.
Terry Fox Statue the meeting point for the walking tour.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
The specimen shown is one of the many species of Tiger moth.
They usually have bright colours as warning to predators that they are toxic.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
It is also a good subject for photography as during rest, this moth holds its wings in a flat plane, perpendicular to their body, even when disturbed it remains still and inactive.
Saturday, January 1, 2011
If you did not make it to Jalan Mojopahit to shop for these unique cakes Medan has to offer for whatever reason, do not despair as they are still available at the airport albeit slightly more expensive. Do try out different cake shops, there is a difference in texture and taste.