Friday, May 27, 2005

Singapore Green Plan 2012: Three-Yearly Review
if you are not at all interested at least the $5 borders card may entice u?

Singapore Green Plan 2012: Three-Yearly Review

Every time you drive a car, throw away rubbish, use water, you are affecting our environment. Add these actions up. Multiply by the number of people living in Singapore and we would have made a huge difference to the kind of living environment we have.

Governments, communities and businesses are all doing their part to protect our environment. You can, too.

The Singapore Green Plan 2012 (SGP2012) is our national blueprint to build a sustainable environment for generations to come. Highly focused and action-oriented targets and programmes have been developed since to preserve, protect and enhance our environment and water resources for the next decade.

The SGP2012 three-yearly review is your opportunity to do your part and share your views on how we can make a difference to protecting our environment!

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Common Iora nest

Common Iora nest

Common Iora Aegithina tiphia

Common Iora (in italics Aegithina tiphia)

spotted this bird which i believe to be the common iora (
Aegithina tiphia) on Pulau Ubin[14/5/2005, 8:23am]. From far it looks
like another yellow bird, It's smaller than an oriole and bigger than
the olive backed sunbird. At first I thought it to be a very accustomed
to humans as it didn't really avoid me when i tried to inch closer. it
was only when the bird flew away that I realised that this little one
was so silly to have build its nest on a treelet and its nest was so low
that i could reach up and grab it.. see the pic i have of the nest.
sorry my photo of the bird is underexposed but you can see the two
prominent white bars on the wing. For more pics, refer to the excellent
guide book: "A guide to the common birds of Singapore" by Clive Briffet
(a BP & science centre co-published guide book). Apparently it 'forages
in trees for insects' and it's found in 'open wooded areas' like parks
and gardens. Also it has a 'pleasant musical whistle and trill' whilst
'feeding in trees'.hmmm now that really confounds me... either insects
are deaf or this little bird really likes to talk during lunch....

common iora (Aegithina tiphia): info fact sheet, photos

Briffet, Clive "A guide to the common birds of Singapore"

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Painted Bronzeback Dendrelaphis pictus

painted bronzeback (Dendrelaphis pictus)

Here's the pictures of the poor snake that died on friday, 8th Mar
05. it should be Painted Bronzeback (Dendrelaphis pictus). It has a
characteristic black and yellow lateral band, and it runs across its

posted by Shufen

Passiflora sp.

Passiflora sp.

Passiflora sp.
spotted this while on the trail to Chek jawa in May.

Passiflora sp.

Passiflora sp.

Passiflora sp.
spotted this while on the trail to Chek jawa in May.

possibly Nepenthes gracilis

Nepenthes gracilis (prob)

Found while hiking in central catchment area near mandai ave 25/3/05
Not very good with plants so can't be sure of id! BTW its Weiwei's first pitcher sighting!