Christmas is upon us, and the weather here in Singapore seems to be dreary and all our favourite butterflies are probably taking a hiatus from their usual fluttering in this cold wet weather, and settled miserably under shelter.
But 'tis the season to be jolly (for us humans anyway), and to celebrate life and hope. Let's look forward to a new decade with optimism that more countries will do more to alleviate climate change & global warming.
Looking forward to 2010, which has been designated as the International Year of Biodiversity (IYB), we are certain that ButterflyCircle can contribute even more to enhancing butterfly biodiversity in Singapore as well as continue to learn more about butterflies. There are several projects that will be incorporating butterfly-friendly environments and trails coming onstream in Singapore - Gardens by the Bay, Sg Buloh Redevelopment Phase 2, Hort Park Butterfly Garden Phase 2 and so on to look forward to.
ButterflyCircle takes this opportunity to wish all our members and readers of the BC Blog a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2010!!! Three Cheers to our Beloved Flying Jewels!
Note on Photo : Featured is the 5th instar caterpillar (that has just moulted from its old skin) of the Archduke (Lexias pardalis dirteana), one of my favourite 'cats'. I've always likened it to a Chrismas tree, and the intricate spines and hairs make it appear like a complex snowflake too.