Here's all the visitors and Crabs ready to go for our walk. This time, I thought we should take the group photo with nature all around us.
Smooth-coated otters are now quite commonly seen on the mainland. At Chek Jawa, we've seen them in Jun 2012, Sep 2011, Jul 2011 and Nov 2010.
fiddler crabs are always a hit with the visitors. Sharp-eyed visitors also spotted Giant mudskippers, tree-climbing crabs, horseshoe crabs and with the incoming tide, lots of needlefish.
seagrasses are doing well at Chek Jawa. And many shorebirds come to feed on the rich intertidal flats. I'm so glad to see this lovely signage about the birds.
Haddon's carpet anemones that were bleaching or showing signs of bleaching. Oh dear. Like corals, Carpet anemones harbour inside their bodies, tiny algae that make food from sunlight. The algae shares the food with the anemone, while the anemone shelters the algae. But when the water is too hot or there are other stresses, the algae leaves the anemone and the anemone turns white or flourescent.
Bleaching Alert Areas from the NOAA website. Singapore falls in the 'Watch' status.What is coral bleaching and why this is of concern on the Bleach Watch Singapore blog.
wild boar and her piglets feeding naturally in the forested area along the paths near House No. 1. Chay Hoon shares more about them.
why feeding wild animals kills them.
a month ago). It is nature's way that not all piglets grow up to adulthood. Often only 1 out of the batch will make it to produce new piglets. That is why it is important to have predators to keep nature in balance.
next free monthly guided tour. Or find out more about Pulau Ubin and explore it on your own. A special upcoming event is Ubin Day, where people passionate about Ubin are offering wonderful events and activities to celebrate and enjoy Pulau Ubin.
Back at Ubin Town, we indulge in our favourite Pepper Crab at the Two Sisters' Restaurant. We suspect our favourite Ubin-only Sunday-only Lontong is extinct. So we are now determined to properly appreciate all our favourite Ubin food as often as we can.
AVA does not provide the fish farms around Pulau Ubin with trash collection services.
More about the impacts of dredging on water quality and marine health.