25 Oct (Sat): Guided walk at the Sensory Trail, Pulau Ubin

Experience Ubin's wonderful nature through your senses along our Sensory Trail.
This is an excellent introduction to the rustic and natural character of the island. You will be able to touch, see or smell fruit trees, spices and herbs for cooking, plants used in traditional medicine and native plants of the mangrove forest.

Book online. For more details about this walk, see the NParks website

More about the Sensory Trail on the wildsingapore website and Ubin Volunteers blog

Time: Walks starts 9.30am and lasts for about 1.5 hours. Meet at the Pulau Ubin Main Information Kiosk next to the Ubin Jetty. More onhow to get to Pulau Ubin.
Cost: $60 per group of 15 persons, maximum 6 groups
Website and contact: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

25 Oct (Sat): Free Nature Hike - Explore Nature Areas near Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

While Bukit Timah Nature reserve takes a break for improvement works, take this opportunity to discover other nature areas such as Dairy Farm Nature Park, Bukit Batok Nature Park and Singapore Quarry.
Explore nature areas around Bukit Timah Nature Reserve by joining us on a nature hike. The nature hikes are conducted free of charge. Each session is open to a maximum of 20 people.

Route: Kampong Trail – Nature Corridor – Singapore Quarry (approximately 2 hours). All walks will start at Kampong Trail and end at Dairy Farm Nature Park Carpark A

Hike Preparations: Please dress comfortably for walks - Covered walking shoes (Appropriate for undulated trails), light clothin, cap. Have breakfast before walk and bring bottled water. Bring rain gear (Poncho/umbrella).

Pre-registration at least 3 days in advance. For more information or registration on the hikes, please email to nparks_public_affairs@nparks.gov.sg.

The Nature Hike will be cancelled in the event of bad weather.

Times: 8.30am (Max 20 participants), 9am (Max 20 participants) and 9.30am (Max 20 participants)
Meeting Point: Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Start of Kampong Trail (Near the grass patch with monkey educational boards). Limited parking at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve during period of closure, visitors are encouraged to come via public transport
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

25 Oct (Sat): Horseshoe Crab Rescue and Research

Open to the Public - Registration Needed

Join us for this monthly mission to rescue and study the Mangrove Horseshoe Crab (HSC). Bring along a cap, shoes/booties, sunblock, repellent, cutter for HSC rescue and a camera. Washing facilities available.

Please register with Kerry Pereira (kerry@nss. org.sg) or at the NSS website stating your name, if you a NSS member or not, affiliations (eg. school or company), experience if any, and contact details.

Details will be emailed upon registration.

Time: 4-7pmam, meet at the extension of Kranji Road at the junction with Kranji Loop. Take bus 925 from Kranji MRT station and alight at the Chinese temple along Kranji Loop, cross the road and look for the nameless track that starts beside Leong Soon Pte Ltd (251 Kranji Road).
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

25 Oct (Sun): Paddle Sungei Khatib Bongsu

Open to the Public - Members Priority - Registration Needed

Join Huey to kayak Sungei Khatib Bongsu, an area of veritable giants. From clams to trees, everything here seems to grow bigger. The waterwars and ponds are confusing, and make any sort of navigation difficult. Its allure lies in our curiosity to explore this almost-forgotten river. Paddling under the hanging roots of immense fig and canopied creeds, one cannot help but hope that this mangrove can be conserved for posterity.

More details on the NSS website.

Time: 7.30am-1pm
Venue: Sungei Khatib Bongsu.
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

25 Oct (Sat): Mangrove walk at Sungei Buloh

Free guided nature walk along the Mangrove boardwalk under shady mangrove trees. Spot mudskippers, crabs and other marine life, learn about our mangroves, enjoy views of the Johor straits.

Suitable for young children.

Registration is not required for small walk-in groups. But each walk is limited to 15 persons per guide and is on a first-come-first-served basis. The walks are weather permitting and may merge with other activities at the Reserve. Those coming with large groups are advised to pre-register.

More about the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve on the wildsingapore website and Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve website. This walk is conducted by the volunteer guides of NParks' Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve and is held every Saturday.

Time: 9.30am and 3.30pm for walk in guests, register at the Visitor Centre.
Tour duration: One to one-and-a-half hours. Suitable for young children.
Website: http://www.sbwr.org.sg/
Contact: info@sbwr.org.sg or call 6794 1401

24 Oct (Fri): Talk on "Bats in Singapore and Beyond"

Open to the Public

After investing much time under the darkness of night skies and in the depths of caves to understand the diversity and ecology of local and regional bats, Dr Leong Tzi Ming will share with us his findings. His talk will cover the different types of bats that still survive in Singapore, their food and habitat preferences, as well as why we should ensure their continued co-existence with us.

Time: 7-8pm
Venue: Nature Society (Singapore), 510 Geylang Road, The Sunflower #02-05 Junction of Geylang Road and Lorong 28 Closest MRT is Aljunied.
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

19 Oct (Sun): Birdwatching at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

For Nature Society (Singapore) members only

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is a good place to learn how to identify the many migratory birds that overwinter in Singapore. For novice birdwatchers, come and let an expert show you how to separate a Plover from a Sandpiper, or a Marsh Sandpiper from the Greenshank. Differences between the birds may be subtle but once they are pointed out, you would be surprised that bird identification is not so difficult after all.

Time: 7.30am
Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

18 Oct (Sat): Butterfly and Dragonfly Watching at Seletar

For Nature Society (Singapore) members only

Seletar Country Club boasts a well-nurtured butterfly garden that has attracted at least 82 butterfly species over the past two years. Dragonflies and damselflies also abound in the garden and its adjoining stream. Join Lena Chow in exploring this delightful patch right next to a scenic golf course.

Time: 9am
Venue: Seletar Country Club
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

18 Oct (Sat): Birdwatching at Bidadari

For Nature Society (Singapore) members only

The former Bidadari Muslim Cemetery, bounded by Bartley Road on one side and Upper Serangoon Road on another, has proven to be an interesting site for migrants and visitors in recent years. Notable sightings include the Blue-winged Pitta, Black-backed Kingfisher, Crow-billed Drongo, as well as various Cuckoos and Flycatchers. Development work may start soon at Bidadari so join Sutari Supari in exploring this spot while it is still a peaceful haven for birds.

Time: 7.30am
Venue: Meet at Woodleigh MRT station (Entrance C), at the junction of Upper Serangoon Road and Upper Aljunied Road.
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

18 Oct (Sat): National Orchid Garden guided tour

Explore the beauty and diversity of orchids in the National Orchid Garden, Singapore Botanic Gardens. Over 1000 species and 2,000 hybrids are now found in the Gardens' collection, with about 600 species and hybrids on display. Every year, more vibrant and enduring hybrids are added on

This walk is conducted by the volunteers of the Singapore Botanic Gardens and is held every third Saturday of the month.

A tour in Mandarin is also conducted at 4pm.

Time: 9am, 10am, 11am (English) and 4pm (Mandarin), register at Visitor Centre 15 minutes before the tour starts. Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis.
Tour duration: One hour.
Cost: While the tour is free, admission charges to the Orchid Garden applies: $5/adult, $1/student, $1/senior citizens (above 60 years) , Child below 12 years - Free
Website: http://www.sbg.org.sg/
Contact: Visitor Services 6471 7361