Monthly Archives: September 2010

Whistling thorn flowering…

Hello – back in Kenya here. The Whistling Thorns are just starting to flower on the plains… There are lots of different insects visiting the flowers, including these bees. It seems like the bees are the most efficient pollinators of this acacia’s flowers.

Spot the Phantom!

One of the most remarkable insects I came across in Borneo was this consummate master of disguise Can you spot the large insect in the picture below? Ok – here is another picture where it is a little easier… And here is a view of this amazing ‘phantom’ – this is an unidentified kind of […]

Borneo Bees!

The forests and mountains of Borneo are also home to some incredible bees… The first day in the forests of the Danum Valley I spotted this amazing nest in the arms of a magnificent Koompassia tree (which is over 80 m tall!). These are Giant Asian Honeybees. They construct their combs in the open draped […]

Borneo Butterflies…

Dear All Hello – many thanks for the kind comments. Here are some pictures of a few of the butterflies that I encountered in the forests of Borneo…