A caterpillar that is nearly invisible on grass.
The Hacienda Baru is an eco-resort with property that abuts the Firestone Reserve. We went over there for dinner one evening which is always a treat. Inside their butterfly garden I found these two...
In a fig tree outside the garden, I found a pretty caterpillar (fig tree is host plant).
I have photographed this critter before, and am guessing it is a dagger moth larva, but not certain. The tussock moth larva look pretty similar.
I spent today staring at the ceiling of the upper cave, mapping out all the colonies of bats and swiftlets. Didn't take any photos, but hope to go back and get photos of lots of the colonies soon.
But we stayed late and watched the bat emergence. Something like a million bats (mostly wrinkle-faced bats) pour out of the cave at sunset every evening, and it is amazing to watch. I think Guy got some great video footage.
Since it was dark when we got off the hill, I had a look around to see if any animals were around. Not many, but some.
Note that this is my third blog post tonight! Internet is good but it is very late here and I will suffer tomorrow from the lack of sleep. Just trying to get things posted and so remember to scroll down after this post as there are many new photos up.
And now some random photos...
There is no town near where I took these pics, just farms, scenery and good people.
A few more pics from last weekend's trip to Melrose Caverns. Surface stuff mostly.
I had a fine idea to separate and post things from Melrose in an orderly fashion. It's getting all mucked up. But here are more pics from Melrose.
This is a cool caterpillar, from Sarawak, Borneo (Malaysia), but I don't have an ID on it..
Keith Christenson - Wildlife Biologist