After the community workshop I described earlier, I got a couple days to herp the area surrounding the farm. It was a lovely stretch of partially farmed, partially forested hillside with a stream and several waterfalls. Earlier that week I had attended a development workers conference that was also just outside of Manila, and that retreat center also bordered some forest with a stream. Here’s a bit of what I found in these two spots.

A few landscape shots just a quick hike from the farm

Spotted Wood Kingfisher (unlike most kingfishers, this species does not rely on water bodies)

 Spotted Wood Kingfisher is scientifically known as Actenoides lindsayi. male

female of the same species

 Spotted Wood Kingfisher is scientifically known as Actenoides lindsayi. female

Flying Dragon, probably Philippine Flying Dragon (Draco spilopterus) that I spotted when it glided straight past my head. Would like help on ID if possible – wings appeared red when it flashed by me in the air

Philippine Flying Dragon (Draco spilopterus)
Philippine Flying Dragon (Draco spilopterus)

Green Crested Lizard (Bronchocela cristatella) It was a full bright green when it was sleeping on the branch, but turned progressively more brown as I caught it and was nearly all brown by the time I released it.

Green Crested Lizard (Bronchocela cristatella)
Green Crested Lizard (Bronchocela cristatella)

Emerald Tree Skink (Lamprolepis smaragdina philippinica), spotted after a long period of patient sitting and waiting at the same tree the flying dragon had jumped from

Emerald Tree Skink (Lamprolepis smaragdina philippinica)

Spiny-tailed House Gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus)

Spiny-tailed House Gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus)

Stump-toed Gecko (Gehyra mutilata)

Stump-toed Gecko (Gehyra mutilata)

Tokay Gecko (Gecko gekko)

Tokay Gecko (Gecko gekko)

Common Puddle Frog (Occidozyga laevis)

Common Puddle Frog (Occidozyga laevis)

Woodworth’s Frog (Limnonectes woodworthi)

Big-headed Frog (Limnonectes macrocephalus), also known as Luzon Fanged Frog

Big-headed Frog (Limnonectes macrocephalus)
Big-headed Frog (Limnonectes macrocephalus)

Platymantis sp., possibly dorsalis

Platymantis sp., possibly dorsalis

Platymantis sp., possibly mimulus

Platymantis sp., possibly mimulus

Cane Toad (Rhinella marina), by far the most common herp in the area and invasive. If I go back I might just spend all my time killing cane toads. Need to get the residents a good income-generation project for them.

Cane Toad (Rhinella marina)

Green Paddy Frog (Hylarana erythraea), another introduced species

Green Paddy Frog (Hylarana erythraea)

Four-lined Treefrog (Polypedates leucomystax)

Four-lined Treefrog (Polypedates leucomystax)

Greenhouse Frog (Eleutherodactylus planirostris), another introduced species

Greenhouse Frog (Eleutherodactylus planirostris)

Greater Musky Fruit Bat? appeared to be sick or injured

Greater Musky Fruit Bat?

Asian Palm Civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus), known here as “musang”

Thanks for taking a look. If you want to learn more about Lilok Farm, check out my writeup on their sustainable nature-and-farming model.