Topics: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Arthropod, Animal Pages: 1 (347 words) Published: April 9, 2013
Reflection On Sungei Buloh Trip
On the 31st of May 2012, my class went on a field trip to Sungei Buloh Wetlands and Kranji Mudflats. We reached Sungei Buloh at about 11 o’clock and we saw signboards about migratory birds. As we proceeded towards the information center, we saw gigantic spiders, much bigger compared to the ones we find in our homes. When we reached there, it was low tide and so, we could see the roots of the mangrove trees . As we neared the information center, we saw a huge monitor lizard and a few colourful dragonflies on the aquatic plants in the pond. I learnt that the monitor lizards swims to a shady place in the afternoon as it is cold-blooded and needs to stay cool. Some of my friends fed the fish in the sea their tidbits which I felt was not good as it might harm the fishes and at the same time harm the environment. At Kranji Mudflats,we saw lots of red and black ants once we alighted the bus. We walked on slippery floor as there was moss growing on it. There was a beach which was not made of the usual sand, but it was of mud! We found many horseshoe crabs stuck in the EVIL FISHERMENS’ nets. At first, none of us wanted to help the horseshoe crab as we did not want to dirty our hands but after hesitating, a few of my friends and I decide to do the right thing-to cut the nets and save them. If we had not done so, the horseshoe crabs(about 6-7) would have died and decompose. We dug a hole and put murky water from the sea inside and all the horseshoe crabs which we found and `saved’ were placed inside. We learnt how to hold the horseshoe crab and we also learnt abut it’s body parts and how it turn itself around. It was a fun and educational trip as we have learnt a lot including adaptations of the animals By: Matthias Ho

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