The Naked Hermit Crabs had our first walk at Chek Jawa for 2012 and what a great crowd we had!
Before we started the walk, I try to make up the traditional toy out of rubber seed capsules. It should twirl when we blow on it, but my fingers were too fat to allow it to rotate! Fortunately, mum has much more slender fingers and we had a whirl at it for a while.
Nipah palms, that provide so many delicious and useful products from attap-chee to roofing.
Mangrove wax plant was blooming!
fiddler crabs there. They shared what they had seen.
Malayan water monitor lizard and we see more mudskippers and a big needlefish in the incoming tide. The tide is really high today!
Sea almond tree leaves to turn red. A gorgeous explosion of 'Autumn' colours against a blue blue sky!
hornbills. Unlike other birds that build nests out of sticks, hornbills usually nest inside a hole in a tree. The mother bird will seal herself up in the hole, with the help of the father bird, leaving only a narrow gap for her to stick out her huge bill. While papa feeds her, mama stays in the nest to lay eggs and raise her young. The seal is only broken when the babies are ready to fly.
wild boar and her piglets, who have grown a lot larger!
the impact of feeding.
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