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Last sunday was my first time exploring in the very disturbed logging site on the mountain ridge (around 1,200 feet). The weather was so hot & dry (most of the big trees were chopped down) & I almost wanted to faint because of dehydration (I didn't bring enough water).

The hilly area:



The secondary forest near logging site is cleared & burnt by the farmer for preparing a new land for planting hill paddy.



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I hate to explore in logging area....but this is the most accessible way to go to remote area (using 4x4 vehicle):



The scenery @ the summit area;



You can see the smokes ....the farmers in Borneo still using old method to clear the forest for the farm land & polluted the air.



A tree:



An orchid is going to bloom. Inter-monsoon season (Sept & Oct) is the flowering season for wild orchid:

 

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Pitcher plant, Nepenthes hirsuta



Nepenthes hirsuta is very common in hilly forest above 1,000 feet:



The unopened pitcher:



Nepenthes hirsuta is endemic to Borneo:



The fruits:



The hair-like seeds are very tiny.

 

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This tree cutting activity really has got to stop. We keep destroying earth like that, we are going to suffer the consequences, and bad!
Anyways you are a very talented photographer,
 

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Mike,

What do you do? Are you a botanist?

regards,
Ravi
 
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