This weekend, the Hantu Bloggers are also celebrating their 10th anniversary with many dives at the natural reefs at our very own Pulau Hantu! And the Naked Hermit Crabs had a great evening out with kids at the Pasir Ris mangrove boardwalk.
|Photo from Andy Dinesh's video.|
Andy's awesome video clip shows the otters at Lorong Halus have a great time hunting and eating fish in the reservoir. His blog post has lots more links to otter sightings and other activities where you can encounter otters.
Toddycats, volunteers of the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, Singapore's own natural history museum. There were lots of photos by the participants and guides of the trip and the otters.
|Photos by Tze Kwan Fung on facebook|
|Jimmy & Debby model the 10th Anniversary tees at Pulau Hantu! |
Tee features a Tigertail seahorse.
You can see these for yourself too! Join the volunteers on their guided dives at Pulau Hantu every month! Congratulations to the volunteers for doing this for the last ten years! Bravo!
Meanwhile on Saturday, I was with the Naked Hermit Crabs for our free guided walk at Pasir Ris mangroves! A delightful stretch of nature, right next to Downtown East and so easily accessible by MRT! The walk is specially for kids and families and we have a great time taking a closer look at some of the amazing mangrove animals here.
mangrove jumping spider! Thanks to Jerome for patiently showing it to everyone on his sleeve.
Golden orb web spider. Others spotted a pair of mating butterflies, and the large white caterpillar of the Atlas moth, the world's largest moth! The kid even spot curious things like this blob suspended on silk. It could be an egg mass or a cocoon and it's probably suspended to avoid predators that might crawl along the plant stem.
Giant mudskippers and lots of huge Tree-climbing crabs! The kids have fun spotting them as they are actually quite well camouflaged even though they are large.
Malayan water monitor hiding on a tree. It was very well camouflaged! Later on, we spot a larger one swimming in the water. A squirrel was also spotted!
halfbeaks and small archerfishes in the water too. It was great to guide with Ley Kun, Ivan, Sankar and Pei Yan and also have Jerome join us for the walk. I'm also touched that so many parents came despite the heavy downpour elsewhere on the island.
earlier blog post which was eventually featured in an issue of Weekender!
more details and online registration. Specially for kids and families! An easy and enjoyable evening exploration!
There's lots to see and do in Singapore every weekend. Here's some wild activities listed on wildsingapore happenings and some wild places in Singapore to consider exploring. Keep up with social media posts on wild stuff through the Celebrating Singapore's Biodiversity facebook page!