We have some blue butterflies in Silang too, and I was excited to photograph even one. Blue butterflies are very rare, and they come in all types, from swallowtails, to the common cabbage butterflies. I was delighted to see this tiny local "banded blue butterfly" flying by and landing on my Ixora plant.
|The Elusive Banded Blue Butterfly|
|The old swing from Loyola Heights where |
my father and I would sit and watch
the fireflies at night.
We had this old swing were I could sit across from my Dad and it would be humid right after a rain. I knew nothing about fire flies, but a few tiny specks of light would float by, but the sight became spectacular once my father would request all the lights to be shut off so I could see the glowing little fire flies. The night would be lit with tiny twinkling lights, and I could reach out my hand to touch them, and to play with them as they were attracted to the salt on our sweaty arms.
Another missing element are tiny green frogs, about an inch long, and these would be jumping about during the breaks of the monsoon rains. These tiny frogs lay their eggs with a white foamy mix of their own body fluids in the puddles formed by stagnant water. In just two weeks these tiny frogs are jumping everywhere!
|One Inch Tiny Frog Is Full Grown|