Daily Log 1201 (Day 7)

posted Feb 10, 2011, 6:47 AM by 1102 Neo Xin En Gloria

Venue: Pasir Ris Park, East Coast Park
Time: 8am to 12pm


What we did today:

  • Visit to Pasir Ris Park
    • Met at 8am to go to Pasir Ris Park
    • We explored an area with mangroves to search for our plant, animal or fungi species
    • At Pasir Ris park, we saw quite a number of new trees which we have never see before
    • For animals, we saw many crabs at the mangrove area, though the crabs seemed to be of a similar species to those at Sungei Buloh Nature Reserve, hence we did not pay much attention to the crabs. We saw many squirrels too, with the most common species being the plaintain squirrel.
    • We also caught sight of many different species of birds, especially when we went up to a leveled shelter area specially build for people to watch birds. We spotted quite a number of unique birds – Hornbills, woodpeckers, kingfishers, and a few other species which are currently still unknown since we are still unable to identify them.
  • Visit to East Coast Park
    • At 10am, we left Pasir Ris Park and travelled over to East Coast Park.
    • Over at East Coast park, there were mostly the more commonly trees and plants which we have seen many times already.
    • For animals, we only spotted the pondskater.


Thoughts about task:

Similar to the trip to Sungei Buloh Nature Reserve, I feel that today was an eye-opener. Despite being to Pasir Ris Park so many times before, I never knew there were mangroves in the park itself. Today is also the first time I have seen so many different species of birds before. I was quite shocked to see so many unique birds in Pasir Ris Park and I believe that not many people know about the rich biodiversity in common parks like Pasir Ris and East Coast Park.