Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Butterfly Watching in Manokwari's Table Mountain

This afternoon I and my friend Paul went to the Table Mountain of Manokwari. We walked through this tropical rainforest of West Papua to see butterflies and other animals that we might see in the jungle. I brought my digital camera, Sony Cybershot DSC W30. Butterfly watching or butterflying could be done in the mornings at around 8 to 10 or in the afternoon before sunset.
Personally, I don't know the names of the butterflies, but I was amazed to see the photographs of the butterflies and the worms that I took during that afternoon's nature walk
There were butterflies that attach their bodies under the leaves of the plants and there were those that attach their bodies on the green leaves of the tropical vegetation. They looked beautiful. There were also big size butterflies such as Swallowtail Blue Mountain (Papilio ulysses) or the Birdwing Butterfly Ornitopthera priamus, The Silkh Owl (Taenaris catops) and Cruiser Butterfly (Vindula arsinoe). Unfortunately, I was not able to take pictures of them.
If you are a butterfly enthusiast and are interested in visiting Manokwari for watching the butterflies in the Table Mountain and other places in this region, please contact me - Charles Roring through my email peace4wp@gmail.com. I will be happy to be your travel guide in this city.
There are several places in West Papua that are good for watching butterflies in their natural habitats. The ones that I have seen while guiding
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