When we reached the secret location where we previously found several luminous mushroom, we were thrilled to find many clusters of luminous mushroom. At Windsor Nature Park, we came across two types of luminous mushrooms- one type the luminance is on the top of the mushroom cap, and the other type the luminance is mainly from the underside of the mushroom cap. The former tends to have brighter luminance compared to the latter. For this trip, we only found the latter type of the luminous mushroom.
This is how the luminous mushroom looks like under normal lighting.
This was a test shot of the luminous mushroom where I set the focus, aperture, shutter speed and ISO value to best capture the luminance of the mushrooms.
I was not prepared to photograph the luminous mushroom as I brought the wrong tripod with me. Nevertheless, I still managed to take some reasonably alright photographs of the luminous mushrooms..
Enough of mushroom and back to beetles. The first beetle for the trip was a 3 mm Darkling Beetle on a small tree at the car park area.
On another tree at the car park area was this 2 mm Darkling Beetle. Interestingly, this was the only specimen that I came across on this trip.
On another tree was this 5 mm Darkling Beetle.
Just meters from the entrance into our usual trail was a large gathering of this commonly encountered Chafer Beetle (Adoretus compressus).
Among the Adoretus compressus Chafer Beetles were several of this different patterning Chafer Beetle. I suspect that this may be how the female beetle looks like.
Lining the reforestation area were several large logs where this lone Fungus Weevil (Eucorynus crassicornis) was found.
On another fallen log was this lovely 10 mm Ground Beetle (Catascopus dalbertisi).
Further down the trail was this 10 mm Ground Beete.
On a log that lined the path was this 10mm commonly encountered Darkling Beetle.
HW and I spent most of the time photographing the luminous mushroom and it was soon time for us to go off. Just when we were about to leave the place, HW spotted this 5 mm purplish gray Darkling Beetle on a small tree.
Despite the relatively short time spent looking for beetles, the number of beetles encountered was still good. Windsor Nature Park is indeed in the top spot for finding beetles.