Thursday, November 26, 2009

Tanjung Piai on 21 Nov 2009

A rather long-overdued entry.

Went with a few other nature volunteers to Tanjung Piai in Johor last Sunday, 21 Nov 2009. How I wish that Singapore will also has such nice and extensive mangroves!

Hawkmoth
Found this hawkmoth in the toilet when we stop by the petrol station. Thought the wings were really interestingly shaped.

Blue-spotted mudskipper (Boleophthalmus boddarti)
When we reached Tanjung Piai, there was a little stream with several blue-spotted mudskipper (Boleophthalmus boddarti). They were really cute, and kept turning their head left and right while feeding on the algae.

Tanjung Piai
Tanjung Piai has a really huge mangrove forest with lots of mature mangrove trees. Don't think we can find this in Singapore any more.

Long-tailed Macaques (Macaca fascicularis)
Mother long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) with baby.

Juvenile shore pit-viper (Trimeresurus purpureomaculatus)
Looks like a juvenile shore pit-viper (Trimeresurus purpureomaculatus) to me.

Mangrove skink (Emoia atrocostata)
I was really excited to see several mangrove skinks (Emoia atrocostata) here. We hardly see them back in Singapore!


The area nearer to the sea had lots of rubbish... Probably washed up during high tide...

Juvenile Malayan monitor lizard (Varanus salvator)
We saw this juvenile Malayan monitor lizard (Varanus salvator). Looks like it's moulting.

Lenggadai (Bruguiera parviflora)
There were lots of Lenggadai (Bruguiera parviflora). Here's its flower.

Thespesia firebug (Dysdercus simon)
We found a few thespesia firebugs (Dysdercus simon) on a sea hibiscus! There was a portia tree just next to the sea hibiscus though.

Cotton stainer bugs (Dysdercus decussatus)
On the same tree, a few cotton stainer bugs (Dysdercus decussatus) were happily mating.

Teruntum bunga puteh (Lumnitzera racemosa)
Several of the teruntum bunga puteh (Lumnitzera racemosa) were flowering.

Tanjung Piai
There were quite a few camp sites there on the boardwalk! Thought this was really a very interesting concept.


This was a rather blur photo, but I decided to post it since we saw this snake (probably a bronzeback) with a frog in its mouth! The poor frog was squeaking very loudly.

All in all, it was a very interesting with lots of nice sightings :)

2 comments:

Shern Teng said...

Great photos, comments & sightings. Keep it up!! Harban, Johor

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