Friday, July 20, 2012

Ang Mo Kio Town Garden West

Ang Mo Kio Town Garden West is situated just approximately 20 – 30 minutes from AMK Mrt station. You can enter either from Ang Mo Kio Ave 6 or via Ang Mo Kio Street 12.

My first impression was not too bad, quite a nice park with a good mix of spontaneous vegetation and manicured land.

Path with spontaneous vegetation at the sides, reminded me of Bukit Batok Nature Park
Staircase flanked with rows of palms at the side
lotus pond
Lotus Pond - quite a good place to spot the Kingfishers and Bee eaters
bush brown 4
Dingy Bush Brown (Mycalesis perseus cepheus)
choco pansy feeding Gomphrena globosa
Chocolate pansy (Junonia hedonia ida) feeding on Gomphrena globosa 
chocolate pansy
Chocolate pansy (Junonia hedonia ida)
clerodendrum laevifolium
Clerodendrum laevifolium fruits - they will ripen to a deep purple
grass demon on snakeweed
Grass Demon skipper (Udaspes folus) feeding on snakeweed (Stachytarpheta jamaicensis)
Ruspolia hypocrateriformis
Unknown spider - can't get over my fear of spiders...
lemon emigrant on snakeweed
Lemon emigrant butterfly  (Catopsilia pomona) on snakeweed
(Stachytarpheta jamaicensis)
Mallotus paniculatus
Mallotus paniculatus flowers
melastoma and bee
Melastoma malabathricum flowers
Melastoma malabathricum
Melastoma malabathricum
Otacanthus caeruleus
Otacanthus caeruleus
peacock pansy
Peacock Pansy (Junonia almana)
peacock pansy 2
Peacock Pansy (Junonia almana) - quite a commonly seen butterfly in urban parks
peacock pansy feeding on snakeweed
Peacock Pansy (Junonia almana) in a rather dangerous position, sticking its head into the flowers.. what if there was a spider in there???
Smilax sp.
swift 2
 what i think might be a Small Banded Swift (Pelopidas mathias mathias)
swift 3
Small Banded Swift (Pelopidas mathias mathias) on snakeweed  which is one of the more popular butterfly attracting plant

But the purple species seem to be better in attracting butterflies
tetracera indica flwoer
Tetracera indica flowers - a commonly seen native climber

wrightia antidysenterica
Wrightia antidysenterica 

 Didn't get to photograph birds, till the next time :)

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