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Time and Tide Wait for No Man: what you can see at the various
(Dec 98-Jan 99)
Knowing the times of the highest and lowest tides will enable you to catch the Park at its best. Here's what you can see at low and high tide.
When the tide is low, the mangrove mud is exposed. This is the best time to spot the strange and wonderful creatures that live amongst the mangroves at the Mangrove Boardwalk. Look out for the well-camouflaged Crabs, Mudskippers and maybe even the Horseshoe Crab.
Low tide at the Main Bridge is also fun, as you will be able to spot the green mussels that live on the riverbed. See if you can catch them squirting water from their shells. Look out too for birds like the White-breasted Waterhen foraging for food on the exposed mud, near the riverbank.
During the migratory season (Sept to Mar), the best time to catch a glimpse of the migratory birds would be during high tide. This is because these birds, which feed on mudflat organisms are scattered all over the exposed mudflats in coastal areas outside the Park during low tide. However, during high tide, these feeding areas are flooded so they will fly into the Park where we always keep one out of our three ponds low for them.
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