Despite the heavy downpour in the western part of Singapore, it was relatively dry at Pasir Ris Park. Organising my first guided walk at Pasir Ris mangroves for the year, I saw a turnout of about 30 visitors of various ages. It was heartening to see our past visitors joining us for the same walk again.
It is great to see families bring their children out to experience nature.
|Children observing a snail on the underside of a leaf and asking all kinds of questions.|
Even the adults are enjoying themselves in the walk.
|Ley Kun guiding one of the groups.|
Shortly into the walk, I spotted a golden orb web spider (Nephila pilipes). This poor female spider's web looks quite damaged and she lost two legs on her right.
|Female golden orb spider|
|Visitors looking at the spider while I was taking photos of it.|
(Photo by Ria Tan)
|Looking at an inch worm|
The other animal that got the children squirming was a mealy bug, which Ley Kun found.
|"Looking at this!"|
|Overview of the caterpillar|
|Closeup on the head of the caterpillar|
Over at Ley Kun's group, they saw a juvenile malayan water monitor lizard peeking out of a crab hole. We wonder what it was doing inside the hole?
|Giant mudskipper moving out from its hole|
|Mud spa mudskipper|
|The water monitor lizard made a great model for drawings|
|Grey heron flying|
|Having a chat with Ria.|
|Future nature guides with their lovely guestbook drawings.|
(Left to Right: Claudia, Cheryl, Kristine, Erynn and Charmaine)
Guiding the visitors for this walk, we have Ivan, Ley Kun, Ria, Pei Yan and Sankar.
Also a great welcome to our young nature guides of Pasir Ris mangrove: Claudia, Cheryl, Kristine, Erynn and Charmaine.
For those who are interested to join us for the Pasir Ris mangrove walk, the next session is on 20 April 2013. Do sign up through this online form.