Bali Hash House Harriers 2 Official Hash Trash
THE RUN THAT NEVER WAS – BALI HHHII – DEC 19 2020
Why? There may have been some misunderstanding or miscommunication here. A high-placed source or spy informed me that some fat prat, engaged to translate government edicts, may have misconstrued the intent, whether wittingly or unwittingly, thereby conveying half-truths to the half-minds of our members. Shame really. Conditions were perfect for a trot or stroll in the hills. Besides, what else is there to do these days?
Well you can watch butterflies, for instance, Three surprises this week in the garden – Leopard, Glass Wing, Cruiser. The latter – a female, duller and more greenish than the bright fulvous orange males – I have seen but twice before in Bali, which is odd: they seem to be much rarer than the males – (read my comments in Butterflies of Bali, 2005). The insect was greatly attracted to the Curry Leaf Tree which is flowering: it wasn’t laying (natal foodplant is Adenia). Then, still more amazing, I had the Glass Wing feeding on Button Daisy in the borders – also a female, with pronounced black margins as well as spotting of the wings, more like the Indian violae, but no matter. The Leopard was the larger one (phalantha): I usually see the smaller alcippe here. As for the Glass Wing, I’d never seen it in Ubud, but only in the mountains where it is common. Anyone care to comment? A definite resurgence of flies in the sunny spells between showers at this season. You must have noticed.
What else to report? Oh yes, the convocation of Hashers plus other odds and sods of the ‘Ubud Community’ on Wednesday 16th at the original Beggars Bush. Fantastic turnout, including many middle aged/elderly ladies, seemingly deferential – Victor, you may not remember me, but …
Now run by charming locos Latinos, with tapas bar nosh and huge range of beverages, and possibly more commodious than before. Check it out. The password is NIGHTJAR. Is the beer too strong for you?