Another awesome trip with kids and families at the Pasir Ris mangroves at the last Naked Hermit Crab walk for 2014 last weekend.
At Pasir Ris, Mama Crab Ley Kun is sorting everyone out as usual. We had 150 visitors signed up and were worried about managing them with only a few guides. We planned a semi-station-walk approach. But in the end only 70 visitors turned up and all went well.
Dunman High School Student Councillors with us. This is part of Kok Sheng's effort to introduce his students to nature and nature guiding under a very apt name of EXCEL. This programme hopes to expose students to real issues, and real efforts to address them by real people. It is the fourth year that Kok Sheng is running this awesome programme!
squirrels. Lots of Tree climbing crabs. Also Giant mudskippers near the burrows that they build with their mouth! And large Rodong, snails that look like ice-cream cones. And Ley Kun showed us a Dog-faced watersnake that was hiding in a hole.
archerfishes, halfbeaks swim around.
Malayan water monitor clinging on a branch.
Pasir Ris mangroves are just 10 minutes from Pasir Ris MRT and just next to DownTown East. It has educational and interesting panels so you can explore it on your own. It is the only mangrove boardwalk that is open 24/7. A night trip to here can be quite amazing. And here's more about why Pair Ris mangroves are so awesome.
The highlight of the year end is the a wild picnic with dear wild friends. These kind friends first brought me out for a Buloh picnic last year end when I was still wheel-chair bound due to a broken foot. The highlight of the year end is a wild picnic with dear wild friends. Seems like the Buloh Brunch Bunch is beginning to become a tradition.