Friday, August 24, 2012

Woodpecker At Work

Woodpecker are consider tree's doctor as they help to keep the tree healthy by removing worms from tree branches such as this Sunda pygmy woodpecker (Dendrocopos moluccensis).

Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Lucky Tree Has Fallen

Remember the the lucky tree that survived the lightning strike that I mentioned earlier in May? I'm so sad to find out that it is gone now!
This photo above was taken in May earlier this year.
This was taken this morning. I wonder if it was struck the 2nd time by lightning. Anyone know what happened to this tree? My last visit to Pasir Ris Park was 3 weeks ago and it is still standing tall!
This is what left behind once a very healthy tree! Well, the saying of "What doesn't kill you make you stronger" not always correct or true in this case.
Well, this is nature. When you got to go, you got to go!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Trip to Semakau with Hwa Chong Institution

In order to know more about marine animals, we can either go diving or visit a marine education aquarium. However, there is another way to learn more about them by visit the inter-tidal area during low tide. RMBR
conducts educational workshop including field trip to Semakau to explore the inter-tidal area during low tide.

Last Sunday, I was the guide for students from Hwa Chong Institution. The weather was good & we saw a lot of animals including some nocturnal animals such as octopus & dog-faced water snake. These are just some of the animals that we saw as I didn't take photo for all our sightings. 
We saw at least 5 of this flat worm stretching from the sea grass lagoon all the way to the coral rubber area.
 This octopus is still roam freely in the day although they are more active at night.
 One usually need to dive in order to see this very rare giant clam. The tide today are low, we get to see it without the need of diving.
 It was a lucky day, we get to see this not so common heart cockle! They usually burrow in the sand thus not easy to spot them.
 My participants have a chance to see one of the largest sea star in Singapore - Knobbly sea star! It was indeed a very fruitful trip!