I had wanted to share some of these photos about half a year ago (or slightly more than that).
These were taken at the Insectarium in our Ecogarden. It was a September morning, and the first time I stepped into the Insectarium. Mr Tan, our dedicated gardener, gave me a guided tour. It was exciting to check out the place, amidst some unusual excitement happening in my Department then (A native palms mini-exhibition, Launch of a Guidebook, MacRitchie Reservoir trail). I stayed for a while looking at both caterpillars and butterflies that Mr Tan pointed out to me. The caterpillars are camouflaged well and I would probably miss them on my own. It is a pity my camera phone wasn’t able to capture the photos as nicely as I wish.
While at the Ecogarden in the same morning, I also managed to take some photos of butterflies fluttering around a snake plant right in front of the garden. That was one rare occasion for me, to see the butterflies in action at the Ecogarden. Later, I realised timing is very important to be able to observe the butterflies. I usually like to visit the Ecogarden in the evening and have not seen the butterflies before.
The recent discussion about our upcoming butterfly exhibition at Science Centre has reminded me of my excitement last September. Checking in with the exhibition project officer June, I was told that the details will be out really soon. It’s about a few months away and I’m really looking forward. We’ll keep the exhibition title a mystery at the moment, but we welcome any guesses that you might want to throw our way!