Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Fun at Pulau Ubin for kids and the family on Ubin Day 30 Nov (Sun)

Join the Naked Hermit Crabs on Ubin to celebrate! Lots of fun family activities from morning to night!
Walks, cycles, kayaking, stargazing, butterfly watching. Also art workshops, exhibitions, games. From the outdoors and nature to heritage, kampung life to makan. Come experience Ubin's unique charms, laid-back kampung life and home-cooked makan! 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Things that fly and slither at Pasir Ris Mangroves!

The Crabs went out to Pasir Ris Mangroves with a large group of families on a Saturday evening in October. There were nearly 40 visitors. What a splendid walk we had! Pasir Ris Mangroves is really easy to get to as it is just a short walk from Pasir Ris MRT station, and for people who drive there, the carpark has lots of parking for everyone. And while you're there in Pasir Ris Mangroves, do look out for these amazing wildlife!

The beautiful Atlas Moth! We almost missed this moth as it was hanging above us. The Atlas Moth (Attacus atlas) is one of the largest moths in the world. It is so named because the markings on its wings do resemble maps! Interestingly enough, the common name for this species of moth in Hong Kong (Cantonese) is translated to "snake head moth", probably because the wing tips do look like a snake's head!
Photo by Sean Yap
Everyone got excited when they spotted the Dog-faced water snake (Cerberus schneiderii) in the water. We usually see this species of snake in the evening when it comes out to hunt for fish and invertebrates. It can be easy to miss this animal because its colour and markings provide excellent camouflage! It wasn't easy to spot the snake initially, but after a while, everyone finally saw it.