FOUNDATION IN NATURAL AND BUILTENVIRONMENTElements of Natural BuiltEnvironment [FNBE 0115]–INDIVIDUAL COMPONENTName: Voon Sze LunStudent ID: 0315032Group: Y
OUR SITE VISIT BRIEFOur destination is Riverstone Eco Resortwhich located at Hutan Lipur Sungai Tua.We needed to saty at there for 2 days 1night to complete our site investigation. Wewent there at 15th April 2013 and back on16th April 2013. The idea of this trip is toallow the students to experience natureand as to fullfill ENBE Project One which thestudents need to study, explore and observethenatural habitat
ARRIVED RIVERSTONE15th April 2013 , we departed from Taylor’sUni (Block B) at 9am . We arrivedRiverstonearound 10.30am. Then our lecturers starttheir briefing and allowed us to explore oursite after the brief.
EXPLORING SITEOUR SITEWe explored many areasaroundRiverstone and finally….
INVESTIGATING OUR SITEAfter we found our site, we start taking photo and video for our group video. Wealsostart to find those creatures and plants at our site to meet the requirement of theproject brief.
PLAN VIEW OF OUR SITETreesPondSandGrassDirectionWaterflows
CREATURE IN MY SITEDragonfly MillipedeAnts Skink Spider
PLANTS IN MY SITEElephant ear plant Rubber treeMossGrass Mimosa pudica
CREATURE ---- DRAGONFLYDragonfly is characterized bylarge multifaceted eyes, twopairs of strongtransparent wingsand an elongated bodySpecies name:Borneo Red DragonflyFound:On top the grass
SKETCH OF BORNEO RED DRAGONFLYEyes-Two eyes- 30000 lenses- Can see 360 degrees- Used to catch flies and avoid birdsWings-4 wings-Can fly forwars, backwards andhover-Top speed is around 35mph-50mphLegs-3 pairs of legs-Attached right behind their mouth-Holding their food while their jawsget to workTails-Contains many dragonflies organs-Long, narrow shape ensure that theblood stays close to the surface
PART OF BORNEO RED DRAGONFLYNodusStigmaRedthoraxRedsegmentedabdomenTerminal abdonimalappendagesRed wings6 jointed legsJawsRedthoraxRedsegmentedabdomenTerminalabdominalappendages2pairs ofred wings
LIFE CYCLE OF BORNEO RED DRAGONFLY1. Egg stage 2. Nymph stage3. Transformstage4. Adult stageA nymph hasno wings andlook like crustyhump hangingonto his backFemaledragonflywill lay hereggs on aplant inthe waterOnce nymph isfully grown, itwill start toshed its skinand transformbecome ayoungdragonflyWhen itbecome afull growndragonfly, it will startsto hunt forfood andfind matereproducenewgeneration
PLANT ---- MIMOSA PUDICAMimosa pudica is alsocalled sensitive plant andthe touch-me-noSpecies name:Mimosa pudica L.Found at:Beside the road
SKETCH OF MIMOSA PLANT L.Leaves-Bipinnatelycompound-One or two pinnaeairs-10-26 leaflets perpinnaStem-Erect in youngplants-Creeping ortrailing with age- Slender andgrowing to alength of 1.5m(5ft)Pedunculate-8-10mm in diameter(excluding stamens)-Pale pink or purple flower heads arise fromthe leaf axils
NYCTINASTIC MOVEMENTBefore touched it( Still open ) After touched it(Becomeclosed)Mimosa pudica L.
LIFE CYCLE OF MIMOSA PUDICA L.Seeds Mimosa pudicaSoak seeds in warm water untilthey become swollen coveringwith soil two to three times theirthickness. Keep the growingmedium moist at all times. Do notover-water or allow it to dry outcompletely. Place in bright lightand wait for germinationTransplant into pots whenseedlings reach about 4 inches inheight, and resume regular carefor the plants life.In young plants, theMimosa pudica has erectstems that transform to 5-foot long creeping or trailingstems. Pale, lilac pinkflowers in summer look likefluffy balls, yet each clusterholds individual flowers.
SENSE ---- SEEI saw the water flows to the pond. I sawwilted leaves beside the pond with someelephant ear plants. Other than that, Ialsosaw moss on the stones.
SENSE --- HEARI heard the sound of streaming of water atoursite. I also heard many birds tweeting on therubber trees.
SENSE --- TASTEI tasted the water in the river, it wastasteless. I also tasted the sandbesidethe pond and it was also tasteless.Then I tasted the grass. It was a bitbitter.
SENSE --- SMELLThe mint smelled minty. There weresome rubbish smells in the forest whichnot far from our site.
SENSE --- FEELThe rubber tree was rough when I touchedit.When I picked up the stone which coveredbysand, it was wet and big.
FOOD WEB IN OUR SITEGrass Millipede SkinkProducer PrimaryconsumerSecondaryconsumerGrass absorb lightand water from theground for itsgrowthMillipede consumesgrass for its growthSkink eats insectand some plantsto survive
COMPARISM BETWEEN THE LIFE SPAN AND THESPECIES OF CREATURE AT OUR SITENumberofdaysAntMillipedeDragonflySkinkSpiderAnts have the longest life spanalthough they have small bodysize. Spiders have the shortestlifespan