Butterfly Watching in Mindanao, Philippine (Jan 2012)

During the Subic trip, Lydia introduced a famous eco-guide, Zardo, to me.  It was how we started planning the Mindanao trip during Chinese New Year.  During the Mindanao trip, we visited quite a number of butterfly spots around Bislig bay.

Unfortunately, the weather was not very good.  The vegetation was not as good as we thought either.  The forest around Bislig are mostly secondary forest.  While secondary forests may still be good for bird watching, secondary forests are deserts for butterfly watching.  There is still a major primary forest in the region.  It was a former forest reserve.  During our visit, we can see and hear active tree cutting activities.

Catapaecilma gracilis