Friday, November 6, 2009
Gunung Inas Forest Reserve, Kedah
I was away for 5 days to Gunung Inas Forest Reserve in Kedah this week. Forestry Department of Peninsular Malaysia (Jabatan Perhutanan Semenanjung Malaysia) and Forestry Department of Kedah (Jabatan Perhutanan Kedah) organised a scientific expedition to Gunung Inas Forest Reserve. I was there for odonate sampling. We (120 of us) stayed at Sg Sedim Recreational Park (Hutan Lipur Sg Sedim). Sg Sedim Recreational Park is located within Gunung Inas Forest Reserve. The recreational park by the river (Sg Sedim) is beautiful. However, the weather during the expedition was bad - Rain, rain and rain. The dragonflies were definately not happy with this type of weather. Nevertheless, I still managed to record over 30 odonate species in Gunung Inas Forest Reserve. Oh, one more thing I forgot to mention, there are plenty of large leeches in Gunung Inas Forest Reserve! Of course, I got a few leech bites.
Sg Sedim Sg Sedim Sg Sedim Reyau Water Fall at Sg Reyau