Seven piglets certainly improved the day! Mama wild boar and her brood were quietly hanging around Chek Jawa as usual.
NEA officers spray chemicals on the back mangroves and rocky shores of Chek Jawa. But otherwise, had a great day out with the Naked Hermit Crabs on our monthly free guided walk on the boardwalk.
After following the NEA officers at their work, by the time I got back to the Naked Hermit Crabs, the walk had already started! Here's Daniel sharing more about the seagrass meadows that lie next to the rocky shore.
Bearded mudskipper (Scartelaos histophorus) flips up to stand on his tail in order to attract females!
Malayan water monitor (Varanus salvator)! The large pairs of footprints next to a line made by its long dragging tail is typical of this animal.
mudskippers living in their burrows. These burrows are painstakingly built by the fish, using only its mouth! Mudskippers may also lay their eggs and raise their young in the burrows. If the water is contaminated, these will affect these fish and their offspring.
Dugun (Heritiera littoralis) is blooming! With pretty velvety pink bell-shaped flowers!
Tumu Berau (Bruguiera sexangula), the Endangered Lenggadai (Bruguiera parviflora) was also blooming, as well as the more common Api-api putih (Avicennia alba).
Nipah palms (Nypa fruticans) were also blooming!
Oriental pied-hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris) usually nest inside a hole in a tree. The mother bird will seal herself up in the hole, with the help of the father bird, leaving only a narrow gap for her to stick out her huge bill. While papa feeds her, mama stays in the nest to lay eggs and raise her young. The seal is only broken when the babies are ready to fly.
wild boar and her piglets and older offspring before their rushed into the undergrowth. As visitors along the path rushed behind in hot pursuit.
Naked Hermit Crabs blog to find out more about the free monthly guided walks at the Chek Jawa boardwalk.