Awesome crocodiles! Lots of feeding egrets and herons. And great company made for a perfect way to celebrate the end of the drought in Singapore!
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.
It poured, after nearly 30 days of zero rain! Of course it happened on the morning that I planned to visit Sungei Buloh to 'test drive' my recovering broken foot. When the thunderstorms eased in the afternoon, I decided to make a short trip anyway. And was delighted to meet up with many friends who also made the same spontaneous decision! My plan was to see if The Foot with Stick could walk the uneven gravelly path past the Main Bridge.
Batik golden orb web spider (Nephila antipodiana). I tried to distinguish her tiny boyfriend from other parasitic spiders that just live in her web and steal her food (which her boyfriend also does). I think this little reddish spider might be her boyfriend, it's definitely a boy spider because he has a pair of huge palps. Spider sex is complicated.
Mangrove St. Andrew's Cross spider (Argiope mangal) which holds its 8 legs to form a X and often also creates two or four white lines on its web.
Plantain squirrel (Callosciurus notatus) chewing bark off this tree resulting in flying chips of bark. Is it looking for animals living under the bark? This mammal lives like a bird! It lives in trees and effortlessly 'flies' from branch to branch in death-defying leaps. Its chirpping calls are often mistaken for bird calls. It even creates a spherical nest of twigs and leaves to raise its young.
Tumu berau (Bruguiera sexangula) before the rain made us head back. I'm glad to see this tree is still there and flowering nicely with some propagules forming.