04 July 2010

Wetlands magazine now online!

Wetlands, a magazine of the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is now online for free download!
This is the first issue of Wetlands that is online in pdf form! Hurray!

In this issue, lots of spiders and spidery stories with awesome photos by Mendis! On the cover, a lovely photo of the elusive trapdoor spider that lives in mudlobster mounds. The burrow opening is tiny (about the diameter of a 5cent coin) and merges perfectly with the mound. I have never been able to see more than the tippy tips of a hairy foot or two, sticking out the a silken burrow. More about the spider on Joseph Koh's online spider guide and about my trip with the Buloh volunteers to look for it.

Also an article about water quality at the Reserve by Kwok Chen Ko's students. You can read more about Chen Ko's work on water quality in Singapore on his blog. Chen Ko and his team also join TeamSeagrass to do water quality work in our seagrass meadows.
In the feature on Buloh volunteers, how wonderful to see a feature of the gallant duo who are running the mandarin walks at the Reserve, as well as the delightful origami sessions there. Find out more on their mandarin blog about Buloh and other Singapore wildlife.
I am particularly glad to see the online pdf because I used to upload the Wetlands for the Reserve on their website. You can find the old issues here. The magazine is quite lovely and a chopped up version in html doesn't quite do justice to it. So I'm really glad the pdf is now available. You can also get the dead tree copy from the Reserve.

So download Wetlands and enjoy!

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