Singapore Botanic Gardens
On Monday, Ryan and I decided to go explore the Botanic Gardens of Singapore for our Science lesson. This field trip fits right in because we've been studying about living organisms, environments and adaptations. Monday was another scorcher of a day here with little cloud cover.
We took a short bus ride over there and although we walked in the wrong direction for a short while, the gardens were relatively close and easy to find. I'm getting much better at navigating around here. I' really hate to admit it but I have a terrible sense of direction.
Anyway, so it was hot and we were walking around looking at all the plants. Free admission, by the way. And I was kind of thinking it was a little lame. But, we were secretly searching air conditioning and walked into a library. In the library, they had a little fun facts booklet which I decided to purchase for Ryan. As we were looking at the book, we decided we'd explore some more of the gardens and find some of the plants, flowers, and such that it was telling us about.
That's when things got interesting.
|This pavilion had a Koi fish pond all the way around it.|
Okay, so this is where the fun was happening. We walked down this path. It was more covered than the rest of the gardens areas. It even had a warning side that you shouldn't go in this area during or after a rain storm. As we walked down, suddenly something crossed our path. I've come to learn it was a monitor lizard. It was huge but they get to be about three times the size of this one. After I saw this guy, I was pretty well freaked out.
|I don't this photo does the landscape any justice. Much prettier in real life.|