A bumper crowd of more than 100 visitors joined the last Naked Hermit Crab tour of the Chek Jawa boardwalk for the year! We saw a snake and lots of other cool critters.
A special treat even before the walk began. One of the kids had spotted a snake on the ground near House No. 1. It is a Keel-bellied Whip Snake which lives high up in trees and thus rarely encountered on the ground. So we decided to put it back in the forest. Along the way, we took the opportunity to let the kids have a closer look at it.
tree climbing crabs and several Giant mudskippers.
Nipah palms at the seaward side of the mangroves.
Delek air trees were blooming. These trees are Critically Endangered in Singapore and Chek Jawa is one stronghold for them.
last month, it was already crispy. Also called the Malva nut (Scaphium macropodum), it is listed as Endangered in Singpaore.More about it on Uncle Tony's Flora Singapura website.
a few dead fishes in the East Johor Strait. Pollution, litter and other stresses affect water quality around Pulau Ubin.
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