Saturday, May 16, 2009

Beautiful nature found in the heart of Bukit Batok

Beautiful nature found in the heart of Bukit Batok
Bukit Batok Nature Park is a place where one can learn many interesting facts about nature, says a STOMPer who was there for a walk recently.

He took these pictures of some flora and fauna he spotted and shares some knowledgeable information regarding them.

He says:

"These pictures were all taken at the Bt Batok Nature Park one afternoon.

"The white-crested laughing thrushes usually appear in groups of four to five.

"Although they are wild, they appear to be friendly and would come close to humans. They communicate with one another with a musical, chirping sound which humans cannot understand.

"I took a picture of a green creeper growing on a tree trunk. If this is not removed, the fully grown creeper with its leaves can choke up the tree.

"I also saw some white mushrooms growing on the forest floor. They are poisonous and should not be eaten.

"There was a ginger plant (Zingiber officinale), which produces pale yellow flowers and the fruits are orange and spherical. About 8-10 fruits appear on a single stalk. The fruits are thin-walled capsules and 3-valved with many small black seeds.

"The lake in the park was formerly a granite quarry. The lake is now teeming with fish and tortoises.

"In the background you can see the soil erosion because of the constant pounding of the quarry walls by the rain in recent weeks."

Beautiful nature found in the heart of Bukit Batok
Beautiful nature found in the heart of Bukit Batok
Beautiful nature found in the heart of Bukit Batok
Beautiful nature found in the heart of Bukit Batok

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