How nice to share Chek Jawa with families who braved the rain to join the Naked Hermit Crab's monthly free guided walks! Here's my group at the Jejawi Tower next to the towering Jejawi fig tree!
We arrived at Pulau Ubin in a mizzle (miserable drizzle) but the jetty and Ubin Town was already dressed up for National Day. With cheerful flags everywhere.
wild boar, which wander harmlessly around the Chek Jawa Information Kiosk.
blue-spotted mudskippers, and little water striders and crabs and more!
Mangrove Trumpet tree is fruiting, producing long curly pods that eventually burst to produce seeds that remind me of tiny biscuits! The flowers are white trumpets.
Giant mudskipper that is pretending to be just another lump of mud.
fiddler crabs! We could also hear the calls of the Wild Jungle fowl, and all kinds of busy birds in the mangrove forest.
sand bubbler crabs.
Bakau mangrove tree. These are not fruits but seedlings, growing on the mama tree.
mudskippers on the soft mud under the boardwalk.
Sea hibiscus to share with everyone. We also talk about durians and how we need to have mangrove trees such as the Perepat if we want to continue to enjoy eating durians!
Oriental pied-hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris) usually nest inside a hole in a tree. NParks has put up artificial nest boxes which are so successful that there are now lots of Hornbills on Pulau Ubin!
Goodbye Chek Jawa, until next month!
Come join us for our next monthly trip! More details.
Ivan who is the current curator for Hello from Singapore also tweeted about our trip.
Pei Yan also shared about our walk on her blog.