I woke up bright and early on Saturday (30 March 2012) morning to head down to Punggol for the Mega Marine Survey! Only, once I reached there, I realised that I arrived 1 hour too early. But no matter, spent some quality bonding time with my dad instead having breakfast (:
When I finally went back to the meeting point at the right time, it was to find out that perhaps, because of the rain and lightning threat, the survey might be cancelled 😦 The thunderstorm had been going on since about 1, 2+ am (over in my area in the East), and by morning it was a steady drizzle. Thought it would have died out by the time the survey was supposed to start, but it didn’t.
Eventually, because of the constant drizzle and the fact that the tide was rising, the survey was cancelled. Apparently the first time the survey was cancelled since it started almost two years ago! No matter though, we went for a walk around the park area instead!
And saw quite a number of dragonflies that chose to emerge from their nymph moults at the wrong time
Apart from dragonflies, we also discovered something new about lilies!
After the rain let up a little, we decided to just go take a look at the survey site.
Along the way, some of the other volunteers spotted something I completely overlooked!
After I posted it on Facebook, Ivan Kwan who authors both The Lazy Lizard’s Tales and Monday Morgue blogs, suggested that it might be the Striped Keelback. The poor thing was in such a bad shape though
So that’s about it! Didn’t actually get to go down and get muddy, or do any hard work
But at least I got to know more people, and we subsequently went for breakfast at one of the coffee shops nearby (: