Category: Animals & Plants

Trivia about Butterflies VII

Butterflies are not only an important order of insects confronting nature lovers, collectors and scientists with innumerable unsolved problems, neither are they dangerous pests threatening man’s economy with great financial losses. Butterflies are frequently his friends in the struggle to achieve harvest and, if he takes the trouble to look closely, are often creatures of unexpected beauty: the colors and forms of these living jewels are magnificent. It will require more that ordinary skill for an artist to reproduce the metallic shimmer of gloss sheen seen in some of the tropical winged jewels. The satisfaction, excitement and delight of the nature lover or the collector who discovers the rare species which has eluded him, is beyond description.... Read More | Share it now!

Trivia about Butterflies VI

A veritable paradise for butterfly collectors and nature-lovers, the PHILIPPINES is home to all the families of Rhopalocera (butterfly) in the Indo-Australian region. Be one a collector, a nature-lover, a scientist…. in pursuit of his calling or a captive adventurer driven by the spirit of chase, one will encounter, to his satisfaction and delight, the numerous species found throughout the archipelago.

Trivia about Butterflies V

A veritable paradise for butterfly collectors and nature-lovers, the PHILIPPINES is home to all the families of Rhopalocera (butterfly) in the Indo-Australian region. Be one a collector, a nature-lover, a scientist…. in pursuit of his calling or a captive adventurer driven by the spirit of chase, one will encounter, to his satisfaction and delight, the numerous species found throughout the archipelago.

Trivia about the Year of the Dog

The Chinese animal signs are a 12-year cycle used for dating the year. They represent a cyclical concept of time, rather than the western linear concept. The Chinese Lunar Calendar is based on the cycles of the month, and is constructed in a different fashion than the western solar calendar. It is the longest chronological record in history, dating from 2600 B.C., when Emperor Huang Ti introduced the first cycle of the zodiac.

Trivia about Butterflies IV

A veritable paradise for butterfly collectors and nature-lovers, the PHILIPPINES is home to all the families of Rhopalocera (butterfly) in the Indo-Australian region. Be one a collector, a nature-lover, a scientist…. in pursuit of his calling or a captive adventurer driven by the spirit of chase, one will encounter, to his satisfaction and delight, the numerous species found throughout the archipelago.

Trivia about Butterflies III

Butterflies are not only an important order of insects confronting nature lovers, collectors and scientists with innumerable unsolved problems, neither are they dangerous pests threatening man's economy with great financial losses.

Trivia about Butterflies II

Butterflies are not only an important order of insects confronting nature lovers, collectors and scientists with innumerable unsolved problems, neither are they dangerous pests threatening man’s economy with great financial losses.

Trivia about Butterflies I

Butterflies fascinate nature-lovers and experts alike. People of all ages around the world enjoy writing essays and poems, photographing them and even pursuing them. Stories, tales, dreams, traditions and myths refer to butterflies as symbols of happiness, death, freedom and the flights of fancy.

Trivia about Native Philippine Orchids XII

Phalaenopsis fuscataPhalaenopsis fuscata has short, erect stems. The leaves are slender, ovobate, up to 30 cm long, 6 cm wide, greyish green. The few-flowered inflorescence is spreading, bent to nearly pendent, up to 40 cm long, longer than the leaves. The flowers are fleshy, shiny wax-like, about 30 mm in diameter. The margins of the sepals and petals are bent backward. The lip is three-lobed; the middle part has a central keel; the front part is shell-formed. The pollinarium has two cleft pollinia.

Trivia about the 12 Animals of the Lunar New Year Cycle

The origin of the 12 animal signs is not very clear. But most legends credit Buddha (circa 563 – 483 B.C.) with the creation of the 12 animal cycle. Supposedly, he invited all the animals in jungle to visit him, but for some reason, only 12 animals showed up. To thank them, Buddha gave each animal a year which would be dedicated to that animal alone.