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The (little known) wildlife of Singapore – Part [II]

{ This post was originally posted on Someday, we will see the world }

Before setting up birdfeeders on our roof and learning about backyard birds, I would have identified most of them as “little birds”. But today, there are so many feathered friends that I can recognise in San Francisco.

Heading back to Singapore with the insightful iNaturalist mobile app marks a new chapter in my life. In the past, what would have been a “huge spider” to me is now the Giant Golden Orbweaver

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Meanwhile, the “red dragonfly” and “colourful butterfly” are Scarlet Skimmer and Painted Jezebel. How lovely!

The mangroves at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve looks pretty much like thirty years ago, but I’m revisiting this place in a different light. I’m glad a place like this stays unspoilt over time.

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The resident Southeast Asian Water Monitor suns itself in its natural habitat. I wave like how I would, to an old friend.

While Jon grew up with foxes and badgers crossing the roads in England, my family and I had monitor lizard sightings in good old Singapore.

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Somewhere at the end of the Coastal Trail (near Wetland Centre) is the Mudskipper Pod. Do you know that mudskippers are not frogs?

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The most educational information that anyone should leave this place learning: mudskippers are, in fact, fishes out of water.

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