Earth Day walk with the Naked Hermit Crabs at Pasir Ris mangroves.
Ivan's friend Ho Yong Tze showed us this amazing bird! Thank you! Ivan also shared more about how this owl hunts.
Plantain squirrels welcomed us as we started our walk. This one stopped to nibble on some kind of fruit.
Tree-climbing crabs, some of them nibbling on leaves. The sharp-eyed visitors noticed the many mud lobster mounds and also asked about the special mangrove tree roots.
Giant mudskippers quarreling! We saw quite a lot of these large fishes today.
Cotton stainer bugs. Sharp eyed visitors spot even more sheltering under the heart-shaped leaves of the Sea hibiscus. We also saw floating butterflies, and some of us spotted a leaf insect! Pei Yan and Sean took great photos of it.
new record for Singapore? These mangroves sure are special.
halfbeaks but alas, no water snakes today. We did see herons flying, and a kingfisher splash into the water to catch a fish! And in the tree nearby, we spot a small monitor lizard.
Malayan water monitor seems small, it seems to be squeezed quite tightly in the hole.
Pasir Ris mangroves are special not only because there are so many awesome creatures to discover here, but also because it is the only mangrove boardwalk that is open 24/7. A night trip to here can be quite amazing.
The next FREE Naked Hermit Crab walk is on 4 May (Sat) morning at Chek Jawa! More details on the Adventures with the Naked Hermit Crabs blog.
Posts by others on this trip
- Sean has awesome photos of the owl and leaf insect and other amazing creatures we spotted during the walk.