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FIELD TRIP! Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Saturday 14 Mar 2020 – Have you ever seen a fish ‘walking’ on land? Or how about a peculiar crab, waving a brightly-coloured pincer that’s almost twice as long as its body?

These were just some of the sights BFFers were treated to, during a field trip to Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. We learned from our guide, Ivan Kwan, about the unique mangrove ecosystem, and the variety of animals big and small that call it home.

And what a variety we saw! From a majestic White-bellied Sea Eagle, to tiny Fiddler Crabs dotting the mudflat with specks of colour, with their vibrant ‘oversized’ pincers. And of course, mudskippers galore! Quintessential inhabitants of mangroves, these specially-adapted fish can breathe on land by storing water in their enlarged gill chambers, and ‘walk’ on the mudflat with their strong pectoral fins.

Check out some of the highlights of our trip here:

See you at our next field trip!

FIELD TRIP! is a series of posts featuring some of the Field Trips BFF Challenge 2020 participants are attending. Look out for more of them here from Mar – May 2020!