|2 adults and 8 piglets feeding on bread.|
|Visitors for the guided walk|
Here's the video of the wild boars and the 8 piglets we saw at the entrance.
My usual route brings my group through the left trail of the coastal forest into the mangrove. At the entrance to the mangrove boardwalk, I could not locate the star fruit tree. The tree was trimmed and I was unable to find the tree with the flowers. We then walked up the Jejawi tower to get a better overview of Chek Jawa.
Back down on the boardwalk, one of the visitors in Ria's group spotted a mud lobster!
The sighting of the mud lobster made my day and a great way to start the mangrove section. Mud lobsters are very shy creatures that live deep in the mud. They hardly come out of their burrow, even during night time.
A father in my group pointed out a spider housed on a leaf to his son. It it was clearer to see what it was with my macro lens.
|Spider with it's food.|
They were able to point out the mudskippers, the tree-climbing crabs and the fiddler crabs in the mangrove. Even the adults are doing an impressive job at spotting. One of them actually spotted a mud crab hiding in a hole under a tree.
|Fiddler crab in the mangrove|
|Mud crab in a hole under a tree.|
|Tiny blue fiddler crab|
|Washed up dead tree|
|The dead tree in the middle.|
Other guides for this trip: Chay Hoon, Jia Ling, Ley Kun and Ria.
My students on training: Ca Lin, Isabel, Sarah Ooi and Vindhya.