Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Sungei Buloh on a Weekday

Went to Sungei Buloh to conduct some workshops earlier this week. While we didn't get to see the crocodiles and otters, we still managed to spot many of the interesting flora and fauna, and here are a few of them...

Jumping spider
Near the entrance to the reserve, RH spotted this jumping spider which has just caught its prey, a grasshopper.

Paradise Tree Snake, Chrysopelea paradisii
A female student spotted this pretty paradise tree snake (Chrysopelea paradisii) at the shelter in the middle of the main bridge.

Every time we walk into Sungei Buloh, we'll definitely hear the calls of the cicadas.

Mud crab, Scylla olivacea
I was really delighted to spot this huge orange mud crab (Scylla olivacea) among the prop roots of a mangrove tree.

Mangrove Whipray, Himantura walga
We spotted not one, but two mangrove whiprays (Himantura walga).

Plantain Squirrel, Callosciurus notatus
There were many plantain squirrels (Callosciurus notatus) too.

On the whole, I was really glad that we managed to spot so many interesting stuff and the kids attending the workshop enjoyed it a lot too :)

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