I have read that the Malayan water monitor (Varanus salvator) (like the snake) probably uses its tongue to sense its surroundings. Today I noticed this lizard stuck its tongue regularly into the water as it foraged along the high shore at high tide.
Nipah palm (Nypa fruticans). Some of them were blooming. The female flower is compact and ball-shaped. While the male flowers are long and sausage-like.
Siyang's paper on our Nipah palms, this is possibly the Asian common honey bee (Apis cerana). Also lots of tiny flying things, probably flies.
Putat Sungei (Baringtonia racemosa) tree. All her flowers have fallen. I must drop by the park at night to see the blooms on the tree. Lots of smaller Putat Sungei trees have been planted in the park, and they too are starting to bloom.
More about why we should not feed monkeys (or any other wild animals).
This is particularly sad because in the past, I saw these Long tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis) peacefully foraging in the forest, eating their natural food. Here's some photos from my past encounters with them.
|Harvesting natural food in Jun 2009|
|Leaping among the mangrove trees at Sungei Cina in Mar 2010|
|Foraging among fallen leaves in Dec 2010|