Pasir Ris mangrove boardwalk is the only one open to the public at night. I had great fun exploring it last night with the awesome people from CPG.
What an enthusiastic turnout from CPG. I'm so touched. Everyone was so keen and asked many interesting questions and helped find all kinds of interesting critters. Thanks to Tracy and Nina for organising the trip, and Khew Sin Khoon for the opportunity to speak with and share Pasir Ris with the staff of CPG.
Tekong mangrove restoration. She really helped with the tough sciency questions about mangroves. I was also very grateful for Andy's help. Andy takes great videos of our wildlife including this one of otters teasing a crocodile at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve and is great at finding stuff. Andy spotted this little Dog-faced water snake. Which hid its head under a leaf by the time I got the camera out.
Fishing spider. This spider can 'walk' on water, actually have furry legs that spread out its body weight and allows it avoid breaking the water's surface tension. Here, it lurks in wait for fishes.
Tree-climbing crabs. At low tide, many forage on the ground.
Giant mudskipper wears 'pajamas' and has a pattern of bars.
This evening I was back with the Naked Hermit Crabs to guide lots of families along the boardwalk before sunset. So there was daylight to observe things like the giant Golden orb web spider that had built a huge web between two trees! This is the group led by Ley Kun and Sean.
onch slug that had crawled very very high up a tree! Wow!
The Naked Hermit Crabs conduct free guided tours of the Chek Jawa boardwalk every month. Our next one is on 26 April.
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