Located with a short walk for Pasir Ris Park Carpark C is a patch of replanted mangrove that has flourished along the banks of Sungei Tampines, and even on the coastline near the river mouth.
The visitors were looking forward to spotting animals as they entered the nearest entrance to the mangrove boardwalk. Little did they know that an golden orb spider is looming just above their parents' head.
|Golden orb spider|
Even before the walk started, the visitors has a warm up treat of seeing a flying lizard on the tree trunk next to the meeting point.
|Mealy bug - white and fluffy|
|Matured mealy bug?|
|'White cow' ladybird|
Sean and I spotted a few of these insects and he thinks that they are some kind of fly. We managed to see them at different angles.
Squirrels are not true mangrove animals but they do forage in the mangrove for food. The children are excellent at spotting squirrels and are very excited about them.
|Dog-faced watersnake 1|
|Dog-faced watersnake 2|
|Buffy fish owl turning its head to have a look.|
|Moving to the hole.|
|Checking out the hole first|
|First half of lizard in|
|Just a bit more|
|Now to move the tail in|
As we head back to the starting point with the setting sun, the guides got to witness a bit more action along the boardwalk.
I pointed out an interesting spider on a tree trunk that I spotted before the walk that is still at the same spot. Then Sean commented that the spider now seems to be guarding her babies that looked recently hatched. I only managed to take pictures of the mother spider.
|Taken before the walk.|
|Taken after the walk.|
The Pasir Ris Park mangrove boardwalk is opened all day and it is very interested to visit the mangrove after sunset.