Another wonderful day at Chek Jawa for the Naked Hermit Crab's monthly free guided tours of the boardwalk!
Even before the walk begins, Ley Kun shares more about rubber trees and how they are tapped with a few of the visitors who have arrived with us. A kind van driver who used to be a rubber tapper, comes every day to tap this one tree, so that we can see how it is done.
Giant mudskippers very lively and easy to spot!
Blue-spotted mudskippers! Chek Jawa is one of the few places where I have seen them. They tend to be well hidden at low tide and I've not seen so many on one trip as I did today!
hermit crabs clinging onto the roots.
Gold spotted mudskippers too!
Malayan water monitor on the last bit of rock at the coastal forest that was fast becoming submerged in the high tide. They also spotted others in the back mangroves, splashing away in the rising tide.
Dunman High School who will be participating in the Naked Hermit Crab walks as part of the school programme. I gave them a talk a while ago and was very impressed by their enthusiasm.
upcoming December trip.
wild boar and her little family of three piglets appear! Everyone takes a look at the them, from a good distance. While she is not very afraid of people, these are still wild animals and it is not good to startle or frighten them by coming too close.
NOT feeding monkeys and wild animals.
Pulau Ubin with the Mega Marine Survey, I came across a long series of abandoned driftnets.
Project Driftnet to remove these.