It is with great pride that I present the first two species documented by a group of HEDCen HS yr III students who are studying the dragonflies (Order Odonata) of the Tungtong River watershed for their Science Expo 2012 project. “Only two species?” you might say but anyone who has attempted to take macros of these flighty creatures will appreciate the amount of work poured into each of these shots. This truly beautiful work by my students (Photos by Angelo Frejas; Group members are Diego Felizardo and Harry Shon) opens a new chapter in the effort to conserve and protect the Tungtong River. It serves as further proof that TRCP will amount to nothing if not for the zeal with which my students pursue their research. Cheers to all the young minds whose hearts and hands have learned to cradle Mother Nature’s treasures with care and love!
This post will be updated as soon as the species have been identified. The group is also working on a digital taxonomic key of Tungtong River dragonflies using the Lucid system. Watch out for more photos in the weeks to come!