It's the first of the FREE guided walks at the Chek Jawa boardwalk with the Naked Hermit Crabs for 2011!
The well at Chek Jawa seems to fascinate all the kids. There is I suppose something mysterious and magical about a well. It is now festooned with moss and ferns on the inside. There's water of course in it too.
special ecosystems found at Chek Jawa.
Giant mudskippers (Periophthalmodon schlosseri) were particularly active today.
Sepuleh (Fagraea racemosa) which is quite abundant near Chek Jawa is blooming! It is also called Kopi hutan or the False coffee plant as it resembles the true coffee plant. But this doesn't make much sense to those who don't know what a real coffee plant looks like.
Jarum-jarum (Ixora congesta) is also in bloom, giving bright orange splashes to the gloomy forest.
Nipah palms (Nypa fruticans) were also blooming!
Hoya diversifolia which is listed as 'Critically Endangered'.
Just before we went home, we had some MORE weird nature sightings. Ivan spotted a tree frog tucked up in a corner near the roof.
And Marcus saw this golden dusted weevil just before we left on the bumboat.
More about Chek Jawa and about the Naked Hermit Crabs.