Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Nature at its best and worst at Jurong Lake

Nature at its best and worst at Jurong Lake
A STOMPer brought his camera along for his morning stroll along the Lake View Promenade beside Jurong Lake. He highlights both its beauty and flaws.

The STOMPer shares his finds:

"These pictures were taken at the Lake View Promenade beside the beautiful Jurong Lake.

"The promenade beside the Jurong Lake is a peaceful place to take a stroll early in the morning. Across the lake is the Jurong Country Club with its manicured lawns.

"You can see the reflection of the trees in the water.

"This park has many trees and when in bloom they bear light purple flowers. This tree called the Lagerstroemia indica blooms throughout the year and each flower has 6 purple petals.

"After the rain the ground is covered with a carpet of purple.

"Two men and a woman, all in their 60s, enjoy fishing at the lake. They came armed with fishing rods, baits and pails.

However, the STOMPer also spotted certain sights that marred this beauty. He continues:

"Parts of the park have waterlogged areas and this is a potential breeding ground for mosquitoes.

"During my stroll, I came across a dead and stinking frog on the road with a horde of greenbottle flies (Lucilia caesar) hovering over the carcass. The flies are bluish-green and they feed on dung and carrion."

Nature at its best and worst at Jurong Lake
Nature at its best and worst at Jurong Lake
Nature at its best and worst at Jurong Lake
Nature at its best and worst at Jurong Lake

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