Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Punggol Park


Punggol Park is situated along the Hougang Ave 8 and Ave 10. A fairly large park overlooking a beautiful pond located in the middle.

The vegetation is peppered with many Golden Shower trees (Cassia fistula) which lined the edges of the pond.


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Flowers of the Syzygium myrtifolium


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Lemon emigrant  (Catopsilia pomona) butterfly feeding on the flowers
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Beautiful hanging flowers of the Barringtonia racemosa tree - it shares the same genus as the Fish poison tree ( Barringtonia asistica)

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Pied trillers  (Lalage nigra) can be commonly seen feeding on caterpillars on the Cassia fistula trees.
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Might be cotton stainer bug found on the kapok tree's cotton (Ceiba pentandra)
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Typha angustifolia lined the sides of the pond where many herons and bitterns have been spotted foraging these dense vegetation
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Fruits of the Flacourtia inermis tree - host plant for the Leopard butterfly that could be commonly found around these trees


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Golden chain tree - flowers of Lophanthera lactescens
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Bottlebrush-like flowers of the native Melaleuca cajuputi tree

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Flowering Melaleuca cajuputi tree - attracts many sunbirds and butterflies that feeds on the nectar

Punggol Park is a fairly interesting park with a water feature that provides us with the opportunities to see herons and bitterns as well as a interesting mix of tree species.



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