Saturday, February 28, 2015

Mar 14, Saturday: We are resuming our Free Chek Jawa Guided Walks

After being closed for almost half a year for upgrading works, the Mangrove Boardwalk is open once again! We have been eagerly awaiting to start our walks at Chek Jawa once again and to be able to share the experience with more families and individuals!

We have been doing FREE nature trips to Chek Jawa Boardwalk for close to 8 years now. Each month, we bring small groups of visitors out on to introduce them to the plant and animals found in the mangroves and intertidal areas of Chek Jawa. All from the safety and convenience of the boardwalk. There is always plenty to see on these trips, such as wild boars, insects, lots and lots of crabs, spiders, snakes, fishes, perhaps a jellyfish or two in the sea, and not forgetting the birds in the forests and flying high above us. Who says there is no nature in Singapore! Come explore Chek Jawa with the Crabs!

To sign up for the walk, click here!

Sign up at the Online Registration Form, and we will confirm your attendance via email in a few days! 

Date: 14 March (Sat)
Meeting time: 9:30 am
Meeting place: Chek Jawa Information Kiosk, Pulau Ubin
Duration of walk: Around 2 hours
Cost: Free

Read on for more photos and details about the walk.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Mudskippers, birds and other animals at Pasir Ris Mangroves

The Crabs had a great outing at Pasir Ris Mangroves on Sunday! 25 visitors came to explore the mangroves with us. We also had 10 students from Dunman High join us as volunteer guides, sharing their knowledge and love for nature with the visitors. The Dunman High students are doing their nature guiding as part of a leadership programme named Excel in their school. The programme hopes to expose the students to real issues faced in everyday life.

Lots of interesting sightings right from the beginning!

A solitary grey heron was hanging around the toilet area. We were all able to creep closer to take a look at it. The kids whipped out their camera phones to capture photos of it. The heron didn't fly away, perhaps a little disoriented. There was no visible sign of injury. It looks smallish, so perhaps it is a juvenile that isn't good with flying yet.

It made its way across the carpark (with help from us to stop the cars), and walked into the wooded area. Stay safe, little fellow!

We had sightings of at least 2 other species of birds.