Tuesday, October 28, 2008

26th Oct - A milestone achieved!

Oh no....late for my first guiding trip! That's how it started for me this afternoon. Excited and nervous as I was to guide for the first time, I reached Chek Jawa only at 3:10pm - about 10 minutes late. More surprises! Wow - I was to take 15 visitors -a rather large group for the first time. Moreover there were no kids in my group so in a way it was even more challenging [I think it is harder to impress adults...well just kidding]

I was so engrossed in guiding that I forgot to take any pictures so the pictures in this post are either contributed by LK and Ivan or are from my previous visits to the shore.

This time there were quite a few cotton stainer bugs gracing the Sea Hibiscus accompanied with a stick insect around the mud lobster's territory.

Mud lobster is a darn big creature. Since it is a nocturnal creature it is pretty hard to spot during the day. My only encounter with it was during the International Coastal Cleanup 2008. Here it was - posing for a photo shoot!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

26 Oct (Sun) Free Chek Jawa Boardwalk Tour

Come and join us this Sunday at the Chek Jawa Boardwalk. A few of the Naked Hermit Crabs volunteers will be stationed at the Chek Jawa Info Kiosk in front of House #1 at Chek Jawa. We will show you interesting coastal plants, mudskippers, bugs, fiddler crabs, tree-climbing crabs and all sorts of interesting stuff along the boardwalk.

Group size? Come in small friends and family groups of around 6 people or fewer. We only have a handful of guides each time. No signup needed. Thanks!!

Date: 26 Oct 2008 (Sunday)
Time: 3 pm meet at Chek Jawa Info Kiosk
Duration: 2 hours
Cost: no charge for now, but donations accepted