Posts Tagged ‘host plants’

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Sunny Chir and the young Jonathan

Over the weekend, Butterflycircle members were graciously invited by Gardens By The Bay to do a butterfly survey.  Unbeknownst to them, many of us had already been prowling the grounds… to little success.  Host plants were still few in number and the lack of shelter on the grounds make it difficult for anyone to see clearly enough against the glare of the sun to shoot a Grass Blue.

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Founding father of BC

However, they do seem enthusiastic about increasing the butterfly and hostplant population.  Let’s just hope that the trees grow tall enough to provide some shelter by then.

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XMM of BC

I didn’t get a good shot of a butterfly worth posting all day and I didn’t the last time we visited the area either.  I did however promptly get headache and a bad bout of flu which I am still suffering from right now.

Interesting displays at the visitor centre

Interesting displays at the visitor centre

I also did get many shots of the Tulip Exhibit just before they disappeared.GB18

The Tulips were… okay… the little flowers, traditional shoes and cacti make for better photographic subjects.

Cacti Flower

Cacti Flower

Artistic forms in the cacti

Artistic forms in the cacti

Beautiful bark patterns

Beautiful bark patterns

The leaves of the cacti are full of symmetry and pattern

The leaves of the cacti are full of symmetry and pattern

Another geometric pattern

Another geometric pattern

Some of them are furry too

Some of them are furry too

Other than the cacti the little flowers and leaves were intriguing as well.

Leaves with interesting stains

Leaves with interesting stains

Translucent flowers

Translucent flowers

A fiery flower amongst silvery branches and leaves

A fiery flower amongst silvery branches and leaves

Tiny flowers all in a row

Tiny flowers all in a row

Tiny flowers forming a nice frame

Tiny flowers forming a nice frame

GB14GB13I could not get many nicer shots of the tulips.  There were just way too many people.  I saw two ladies tussling to get into one of the gazebos.  I anticipated a cat fight but was disappointed.  It was so crowded little children were literally climbing up the walls (no kidding.  I saw a parent leave two young girls on top of a ledge so that they could have space to crawl around).GB33

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