16 Jun '12, 12pm

The Annotated Budak: Gleam and clean by @budak

The Annotated Budak: Gleam and clean by @budak

A walker remarked to his companion as they passed me on the trail, "There's hardly any insects here". Earlier, a troop of young men had howled and hooted their way through an imagined wilderness, with a mere one or two having just enough grip on his senses to spot a fowl crouching in the undergrowth. Others raced down the track at speeds that send a shiver up my timbers whenever I place my belly on the ground to see what life looks like from a lower point of view. There were also a few parents who squandered the school break on local adventures, leading a gaggle of playmates who had not yet gained the ability to overlook a flutter of wings. One of the most commonly encountered damselflies along forest tracks in the region, apart from Sulawesi where the genus is curiously absent, is Vestalis , a group of calopterygids with metallic green flanks and clear wings, although the...

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The annotated budak: Sticking it in by @budak

The annotated budak: Sticking it in by @budak

budak.blogs.com 18 Jun '12, 1am

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gorgeouslygreen.com 16 Jun '12, 6pm

7. The key to keeping the grill plates clean is to do the following: When you are done grilling and the grill is off, but ...

The Annotated Budak: Ears apart by @budak

The Annotated Budak: Ears apart by @budak

budak.blogs.com 19 Jun '12, 4am

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The Annotated Budak: Buckle down by @budak

The Annotated Budak: Buckle down by @budak

budak.blogs.com 22 Jun '12, 11am

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The Annotated Budak: Piece of croack by @budak

The Annotated Budak: Piece of croack by @budak

budak.blogs.com 14 Jun '12, 2am

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The Annotated Budak: 3+1 hoppers by @budak

The Annotated Budak: 3+1 hoppers by @budak

budak.blogs.com 25 Jun '12, 1am

As in Australia, where the subfamily has exploded and attained pestilential proportions, Sulawesi's acridoid fauna is domi...

The Annotated Budak: Prima vēna by @budak

The Annotated Budak: Prima vēna by @budak

budak.blogs.com 13 Jun '12, 12am

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The Annotated Budak: Monsters in our midst by @budak

The Annotated Budak: Monsters in our midst by @...

budak.blogs.com 13 Jun '12, 12am

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The Annotated Budak: No soft spots by @budak

The Annotated Budak: No soft spots by @budak

budak.blogs.com 20 Jun '12, 3am

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The Annotated Budak: A rambling naturalist by @budak

The Annotated Budak: A rambling naturalist by @...

budak.blogs.com 20 Jun '12, 3am

"The best and most promising shore lies west of the town, and is covered with loose stones, upon which grows abundantly a ...

The Annotated Budak: Desires of the flesh by @budak

The Annotated Budak: Desires of the flesh by @b...

budak.blogs.com 12 Jun '12, 1am

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planetsave.com 15 Jun '12, 10pm

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The Annotated Budak: Shoots and leaves by @budak

The Annotated Budak: Shoots and leaves by @budak

budak.blogs.com 11 Jun '12, 1am

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The Annotated Budak: Excess baggage by @budak

The Annotated Budak: Excess baggage by @budak

budak.blogs.com 05 Jun '12, 8am

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The Annotated Budak: Survival of the flittest by @budak

The Annotated Budak: Survival of the flittest b...

budak.blogs.com 22 Jun '12, 11am

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