Ley Kun, our Mama Hermit Crab leads off the first group of visitors. We are so glad to have about 40 mums, dads and kids on this evening stroll.
Atlas moths! I didn't realise there were more than one of them until someone else pointed it out. It looks like there's a pair of them here, probably mating? These are among the largest moths in the world, and they don't live very long as winged adults. So they must mate and lay eggs quickly before they die.
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Giant mudskippers. They are actually mosquitoes and they are biting the fish! Ouch!
Striated heron is intently hunting for fishes as it clings onto the roots of mangrove trees along the stream.
Malayan water monitor swim up to the dead tree, then climb and settle there. We have seen this on almost all our walks. This seems to be a favourite perch for the lizards.
Dog-faced water snake, even after sunset. This is quite alarming. Did something happen to them? Something similar to what caused the mass fish deaths on this same stream in March? Oh dear.
Hopefully, we will see the snakes on our upcoming walks at Pasir Ris. Join us if you can!
Rick and the Mangrove Action Squad will be conducting walks here on 9 Jun (Sat) and 23 Jun (Sat), while the Naked Hermit Crabs will be conducting another walk on 30 Jun (Sat).
Want to make a difference for Pasir Ris? On 9 Jun (Sat) 8.30am join the International Coastal Cleanup Singapore effort to clean up this shore in celebration of World Ocean Day!
Thanks to Ley Kun, Sankar and Rick for guiding at the walk, and the many mums, dads and kids for joining us.
Special note to participants of this walk: Ley Kun is missing her binoculars after this trip. If it is with any of you could you please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!