We missed seeing the otters! But the kids still saw lots of wildlife on the Pasir Ris mangrove boardwalk with the Naked Hermit Crabs!
Even before we began our trip, there's lots to see. Ley Kun has found a pod of the kapok tree! This tree produces fluffy 'wings' to disperse its seeds. The fluff was used in the past to stuff our pillows!
March trip, but when we came back last week it was missing. Pei Yan solved the mysterious case of how the nest came back.
newly recorded cicada first found at Pasir Ris mangroves?!
Buta-buta tree, also known as Blind-your-eye, produces a white sap that can indeed blind your eyes!
Malayan water monitor lizard! It's covered with flies which are busy laying eggs in the carcass. Soon the baby flies (maggots!) will eat up the lizard. Other animals may eat the maggots and flies, and thus nature recycles everything and nothing goes to waste.
Dog faced water snake! There's lots of interesting animals in the mud, and the kids are great at spotting them.
Halfbeaks and even some small Archerfishes! Sadly, this is where I also saw lots of dead fishes last month. Today, however, the Sungei looks ok.
Naked Hermit Crab blog. Thanks to Ley Kun, Pei Yan and Brandon for guiding at this walk.
After the visitors left, we had a chat with Mr Anwar who told us he saw four otters swimming in the Sungei before we arrived. He also told us about some of the other birds we missed.
Wow! This only means that we need to come back again to Pasir Ris!
The Naked Hermit Crabs hope to resume this free evening Pasir Ris boardwalk tours during the June school holidays. Check out their blog for finalised dates.
The Crab's next event is the free boardwalk tour at Chek Jawa on 12 May (Sat). Come join them there!
You can also catch up with the Crabs and their nature friends at the awesome Festival of Biodiversity on 26-27 May (Sat-Sun), jam packed with talks, film screening, games, exhibitions. They will be at the marine exhibit with lots of special activities for kids!
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