A mammoth turnout for the free Naked Hermit Crab guided walk at Chek Jawa this morning! Everyone enthusiastically poses for the group photo, including the lady running in the background.
Just as we arrived, we saw a bird fly by: a flash of white wings with blue and brown. It settled some distance on the forest floor and Ley Kun said "Pitta!" And indeed, feeble Sneaky Cam got a shot of a Pitta-like blob on the forest floor (circled in yellow in the photo below).
durians and fallen rambutans too.We are all anticipating a bumper crop of these delicious local favourites in the months ahead!
a population explosion of these giant moths and there is an effort to collect sightings of these moths.
Water monitor lizard!
'Dancing' mudskippers. The male of this mudskipper is sometimes seen jumping up and down to stand up on his tail. But today, none of them were 'dancing'. Perhaps it's because they have already found girlfriends?
More about it on Uncle Tony's Flora Singapura website.
Delek air trees were also blooming with bright blue flowers!
formal Maritime and Port Authority Notice which announces the official designation of Chek Jawa Wetlands as an area off limits to boaters, water recreational activities including fishing and swimming. Chek Jawa is for our dugongs, otters and other wildlife. And in fact, a dugong was sighted at Chek Jawa during the Naked Hermit Crab walk in October last year!
There's lots of reasons to visit Pulau Ubin and Chek Jawa. Come and join the Naked Hermit Crabs for the next free monthly guided tour and find out more about Pulau Ubin and explore it on your own.