As usual, the wild boar troop graciously welcome visitors to Chek Jawa.
|Wild boar piglets have grown so big.|
Here is a video of the piglets I took in March this year. (Select HD option to get a clearer video image.)
I had the privilege to have Isabelle, 6, and her mother in my group. Though Isabelle is only 6 years old, she is very sociable and speaks well. She could even manage to get everyone to have a group photo in front of the Chek Jawa gate.
|Isabell, 6, gathering everyone for a group photo for her camera.|
Before the walk began, we took a group photo of all the visitors. The visitor kiosk at Chek Jawa is decorated with banners to celebrate Singapore's National Day!
|Tree climbing crab|
|Stout pincered fiddler crab|
|Mangrove dwarf (male)|
The group in front of us spotted something very shiny on the underside of a leaf. It is a group of Mangrove stink bugs (Calliphara nobilis) gathering together.
|Mangrove stink bug|
They have a pretty golden sheen on their body. Even the underside of the mangrove stink bug is as pretty as the overview.
|Mangrove stink bug, underside|
As we ended the walk, the NParks staff on duty alerted us to the troop of macaques hanging out near the visitors' kiosk. They are here to feed as there was a fruiting rambutan tree at that spot. It was raining rambutan shells and seeds as the macaques feed on the fruit. A small group of wild boar was also around to feed on the remains on the ground.
|Macaque sitting on a log|
|A young macaque getting close to humans to feed on the grains of the plant.|
We were blessed with good weather and great lunch at Ubin town.
Read out the black spitting cobra that Ria and her group saw from her blog post: