Tuesday, May 29, 2012

One North Park

One North Park is a new park situated less than 5 mins from Bouna Vista MRT station, highly accessible via public transport, surrounded by buildings such as the MOE and Biopolis at its sides.

My first impression was : WOAH, so many fig trees, it was planted with an assortment of Ficus species, both small and the original trees! It will be exciting if any of the Ficus trees starts figging.


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Right from the start - a Ficus benghalensis tree.. but the choice of shrubs planted was quite limited, mostly Osmoxylon and Pandanus, nothing really exciting


ficus elastica
Ficus elastica
blue pansy
Blue Pansy (Junonia orithya wallacei) - one of my favourite butterflies, simply because it's blue :P
common palmfly
Common Palmfly (Elymnias hypermnestra agina) - very common in urban areas
ficus
Ficus benghalensis
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Coppersmith Barbet (Megalaima haemacephala) was spotted feeding on the figs
Ipomoea sp.
Ipomoea sp.

The first impression was not too bad, the Coppersmith Barbet made my day :)

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