Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Bukit Cerakah Forest Reserve, Selangor

Forest gekko Gekko smithi is almost similar to Gekko gecko. It has green eyes & strictly nocturnal. It was found at tree trunk.

Friday, 16 October 2009

ISB Garden Universiti Malaya

Climbing lily Gloriosa superba is an ornamental plant with large bright colour flowers.

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Pulau Redang, Terengganu

Crystal clear waters at Pulau Redang good for snorkeling activities.
TQ to my boss for inviting me to P.Redang :-)

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Awana-Genting 0.0001% flora & fauna...plenty to be discovered!!!

10th June 2009 08:00-14:00 Hunting for spiders, ants, etc. with Dr Rosli Hashim, Prof Yong Hoi Sen, RH's student.

Monday, 8 June 2009

SunSet at Nanga Melipis, Kanowit

Sunset (above - open varandah (tanju') Rumah Sujai Nanga Melipis & below - view from Nanga Melipis, Kanowit River).

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Friday, 24 April 2009

Man of All Seasons

He is the man who made our (Daicus Belabut, Prof. Yong Hoi Sen, Assoc. Prof. Dr Rosli Hashim and Ms Zaleha MD) field trip to Bachok, Kelantan very wonderful, cheerful & meaningful one...
Long live!!! Dr Lim Boo Liat

...resting in style with his faithful 'candu' pipe & Canon camera

Order Anura; Families Bufonidae,Dicroglossidae

Field trip to Bachok, Kelantan from 12th - 13th April 2009
(Amphibians & reptiles survey)

Bufo (Duttaphrynus) melanostictus and Fejervarya limnocharis were found abundantly at the altered habitats.

Taiwan bullfrog Hoplobtrachus chinensis is not native species to Peninsular Malaysia. It was introduced to this country as a delicacy at various restaurants.

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Orchidaceae, Araceae

Thanks to KenKhor for identifying this orchid. It was taken at ISB Garden, Universiti Malaya Campus on 04th April 2004.

Saturday, 4 April 2009

Amphibians,reptiles and other fauna of Kabili-Sepilok Virgin Jungle Reserve

Those piccies were taken using my humble Panasonic LUMIX DMC FZ 50S during my herpetofaunal survey recently (late Jan to early Feb 2009) at the Kabili-Sepilok Virgin Jungle Reserve, Sandakan, Sabah.
(Acknowledgements - Associate Prof. Dr Shukor Md Nor, Associate Prof. Dr Norhayati Ahmad, En Yusoff Ahmad, En Rashid, En Rahim, Sabah Forestry Department, Sepilok Sabah Wildlife Department-Ms Sylvia Alsisto & her staffs, Hotel City Star Sandakan).

Monday, 30 March 2009

Beautiful Jumping Spiders (Salticidae) & Tigerbeetle (Cicindelidae)

Chrysilla lauta Thorell 1887 (Elegant Golden Jumper). It
can be seen on foliage in garden.

Cicindela sp.was observed hunting for ants & caterpillars.

Erratum:- Brown grass-spider (Family: Pisauridae)
Species: Polyboea cf. vulpina

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Biogems of IBS' Garden, Universiti Malaya

On young shoot of mango tree a group of ants tending the treehoppers.
The treehoppers secrete the sweet honeydew for the ants, in exchange for protections :=)
This is what symbiosis all about :-)
"You help me, I'll help you"

Help!!!!! we are trapped in mesh-wire... anybody?

hurrmmm...green mosses in front of me...

Im reading news...
me too...

waiting for my food...

ermmm 'concrete jungle'...so dry :-(

where is my partner...? so tired! maybe my voice not as good as Luciano Pavarroti :-)

Above pictures were taken at the Institute of Biological Sciences' Garden Universiti Malaya at night 21:30 - 22:45 hrs 05.01.2011. In short period of time, I'm managed to photograph 6 species of frog at one particular spot! Indeed our backyard still rich with bio-gems (in this case frogs &toad).

p/s: Culex sp. is a carrier of filariasis and viral encephalitis .

Pictures were taken using NIKON D200 (NA's) + Nikon 60mm f/2.8
There are plenty of organisms (flora, fauna, etc.) to be discovered within the Universiti Malaya's Campus. Waiting for us to reveal their presence around us. I'm believed there are few of us realised what we have in our compounds. So let us do not forget or ignore what we have in our backyards. Could be there any noble things to be discovered sooner or later?

Happy reading...God bless