Today Pei Yan brought a large contingent of Katong Convent Girl Guides to explore Chek Jawa with the Naked Hermit Crabs. Here she is sharing about rubber trees and how they are tapped.
EXCEL programme at Dunman High School which hopes to expose students to real issues, and real efforts to address them by real people.
tree climbing crab nibbling on a leaf!
Blue-spotted mudskippers. The Chek Jawa boardwalk is one of the best places to take a closer look at them. The tide was rushing in so all animals were lively. We also saw a Giant mudskipper and all kinds of small mudskippers.
Even the littlest ones had fun.
Malayan water monitor, that splashed away deeper into the mangrove forest. But the boys kept an eagle eye on it as it moved about.
mullets and young needlefishes. The kids spotted shorebirds on the rocks and Kok Sheng spotted a Great billed heron hiding among the trees which the rest of us missed.
Delek air trees were in full bloom, their pretty purple flowers could be seen even from the boardwalk. This tree was thought to be extinct in Singapore until they were rediscovered in Chek Jawa. They are also found on Sentosa, Pulau Jong and some of our other undisturbed shores.
under repair. Hope it will be fixed soon.
Pulau Sekudu came about. It's the little island on the left in this photo. He did a great job at it!
how mangroves are important for a good crop of durians. Because flowering mangrove trees support the population of nectar-feeding bats that also pollinate the durian trees.
wild boar quietly foraging near House No. 1. We stayed behind the wall as she slowly snuffled in the leaf litter to look for edible bits.
an elderly woman fell following an encounter with the friendly wild boar, there is now a new sign to tell people to move calmly away from these wild animals, to avoid using flash photography and do NOT to feed the animals. If we treat wild animals with respect, we can enjoy looking at them without any people or animals coming to harm.
Posts by others on this trip
- Pei Yan with lots of information and photos about Chek Jawa.