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Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Singapore – 2 of 2

By on June 6, 2015 in Singapore

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve in Singapore is one of my favourite ways to spend time on Singapore island. The nature reserve is very close to the Johor – Singapore Causeway, and hence, once you’ve managed to get into Singapore is fairly easy to get to.

I did manage to see a number of Golden Orb Spiders (Nephila pilipes)…. these spiders seem to be quite common in theSungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.

Golden Orb Spiders (Nephila pilipes)

Golden Orb Spiders (Nephila pilipes)

Golden Orb Spiders (Nephila pilipes)

Golden Orb Spiders (Nephila pilipes)

Golden Orb Spiders (Nephila pilipes)

Golden Orb Spiders (Nephila pilipes)

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The only bird I managed to see and photograph was a Black-Naped Oriole (Oriolus chinensis).

Black-Naped Oriole (Oriolus chinensis)

Black-Naped Oriole (Oriolus chinensis)

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The image below is, I think, of a St Andrew’s Cross Spiders (Argiope spp.).

St Andrew's Cross Spiders (Argiope spp.)

St Andrew’s Cross Spiders (Argiope spp.)

In one corner of the reserve I found a small pond which was kind of interesting as it had a number of dragonflies flitting around, two turtles sunbathing, and a Water Monitor Lizard hiding in the water by the bank. In fact, I almost missed the monitor lizard as I thought it was an old log.

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Turtle_Sungei_Buloh_Wetland_Reserve_Costal

There is something evil about the way the Monitor Lizard is hiding in the water….

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Although I didn’t see the variety of wildlife in the “coastal” section of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve as I had done in the “wetland” area I still managed to see a surprising variety of species in a small area. Besides the images above I saw a number of other birds (too far away to photograph), a number of small lizards scurrying around, and a number of butterflies.

As ever, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Singapore was a lot of fun, and an afternoon well spent.

FourSquare: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

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