OVERLOOKED UNDER APPRECIATED
From Nueva Vizcaya, they proceeded to Los Baños on a van, and we met at the junction going to the University of the Philippines Los Baños one fine morning on July 20 the previous year. I opted that for an easy day of trekking, we could check out the Makiling Botanical Garden as its trails were well established, which should not be too strenuous on my friend’s wife and my then-girlfriend.
Even if we did share an interest in both reptiles and amphibians, we were also interested in other smaller life forms, such as insects, arachnids, snails, and all those other animals often overlooked by many people. And not long after we entered the Garden’s premises, we found a drama unfolding: an assassin bug sucking on its shield bug prey.