Post by skandinavisk on Sept 13, 2015 15:29:33 GMT
When you can't travel yourself, what is better than watching others doing it? I decided to share the following;
On youtube I found this video by Stewart Mcpherson, on a Palawan Nepenthes expedition. (Remember to set the resolution to the max 720p!). It starts out from my "home town" (thru 12 years) of Puerto Princesa, the Provincial Capital of Palawan. At 3:53 there are scenes from the Montible river area, just on the edge of a well advanced secondary regrowth forest and this area is absolutely great for an array of butterflies, incl. the otherwise rather uncommon Graphium empedovana. Females of many species come to Lantana flowers along the road and Lycaenids and Hesperiids are perched low on plants.
From the southeast coast town of Narra, where my wife spent half her childhood and where some of her family still lives, Stewart Mcpherson visits Mount Anipahan, neighbor of Mount Victoria, which is home to the highly localized and endemic Nepenthes attenboroughii. I unfortunately only ever climbed this mountain to about 500 above sea level, but I recall this place as one of the best areas for the Palawan endemic Samia treadawayi.