28 Feb (Sat): Pulau Ubin Kampong Tour Guided Walk

Take a walk with us to experience Ubin's wonderful natural and cultural heritage. The walk takes about 2 hour to complete. The tour will start at the Ubin-HSBC Volunteer Hub and take you through the spice trees around Jelutong campsite, Butterfly Hill, Pekan Quarry, Sensory Trail Ponds, Kampong House, Old Bin Kiang School site, Toa Pek Kong Temple and end at the Wayang Stage. You will hear about the use of spices in cooking and the interesting history of the different sites. Do you know what the Ubin-HSBC Volunteer Hub was in the 1970s? When was the Toa Pek Kong Temple built? If you would like to know, then this is an excellent introduction to the heritage of the island.

Register on the NParks website.

Time: 9:30-11:30 am
Venue: Meet at Ubin-HSBC Volunteer Hub. More on how to get to Pulau Ubin.
Cost: $60 per group (for a maximum of 15 persons) up to maximum of 4 groups.
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

28 Feb (Sat): What's in my mud?


The mud at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is a key habitat for the plants and animals. This unique habitat is full of surprises! Get close and personal to the mud and observe the rich biodiversity; critical to the ecosystem at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. Join us for an interesting guided walk featuring our lesser known creatures of the mudflats in Sungei Buloh.

Limited to 20 participants, register on the NParks website.

Time: 9.30am-11am
Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
Website: http://www.sbwr.org.sg/
Contact: info@sbwr.org.sg or call 6794 1401

28 Feb (Sat): NSS Kids’ Fun with Pulau Ubin’s Natural and Cultural Heritage

Open to the Public - Registration needed

Join The Education Group in a fun exploration of Pulau Ubin’s natural and cultural heritage. We will point out the wild birds, butterflies, dragonflies and vertebrates living in Ubin’s secondary forests, ponds, scrubland and mangroves. The rich cultural and historical tapestry of Ubin can also be savoured alongside, from quaint kampong homes and colourful temples to granite quarries.

Please register your children (4 to 12 years old) with Gloria Seow at gloria_ seow@yahoo.com, stating their names and ages, if they are NSS members or not, if they need to loan binoculars (FOC) or not, and let us have your mobile number. Details will be emailed to those who sign up.

Time: 8.30-11am
Cost: $5 per child (member) or $10 per child (non-member) will be collected on the spot. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to join in at no charge. Please note that bumboat fees are $2.50 per pax each way.
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

28 Feb (Sat): Coastal Cleanup at Mandai Mudflats

Open to the Public - Registration needed

As the monsoon season draws to a close, join us as we resume our cleanup of the Mandai mudflats to benefit the wildlife that thrive here. This stretch of coastline is a key habitat for horseshoe crabs and an important feeding site for wading birds.

To participate in this meaningful experience, please register with Kerry Pereira (kerry@nss.org.sg) or at the NSS website stating your full name, email and contact number. Details will be emailed to all participants.

Time: 12.30-3.30pm
Venue: Mandai Mudflats. More details will be emailed to those who register.
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

28 Feb (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

28 Feb (Sat): Race Against Time – Science behind a Botanic Garden Tour

Join this free one-hour tour by the Botanic Gardens staff to learn more about the Gardens’ research work.
Come and explore the hub of the Gardens' research facilities at the Singapore Botanic Gardens to learn about botanical research. Find out about the urgency of plant exploration, collection and scientific documentation as species and habitats continue to be lost in the region. Visit the Orchid Micro-propagation and hybridisation display and find out how new hybrids are produced. You can also enter the restricted domain of the Herbarium and Library to learn about the valuable historical treasures they hold for science and posterity.

Registration 15 minutes before the tour starts, and is on a first-come-first-served basis at the Green Pavilion, Botany Centre. Limited to 20 participants.

Time: 10-11am
Meeting point: Green Pavilion, Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens.
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/
Contact: 64717361 / 64717138 orNParks_SBG_Visitor_Services@nparks.gov.sg.

22 Feb (Sun): Birdwatching at Bukit Brown

for Nature Society (Singapore) members only.

Take a bumboat to Pulau Ubin, an island that never fails to surprise. Ten travel by island taxi from Ubin jetty to Chek Jawa where we will look for waders and waterfowl around the boardwalk and Pulau Sekudu. Thereafter, we intend to walk back to Ubin Jetty, birding along the way. Island specialities include the Red Junglefowl, Oriental Pied Hornbill and the globally-endangered Straw-headed Bulbul. Please prepare fees for bumboat ($2.50 per pax each way) and island taxi fare ($2 per pax).

Time: 7.15am
Venue: Meet at Changi Jetty at 7.15 am sharp as we aim to catch the low tide (0.8 m at 8 am) in Chek Jawa.
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

21 Feb (Sat): Nature Trail Walk with the BES Drongos

Come on an invigorating walk along the Petai Trail! Learn more about nature spaces in Singapore and the biodiversity found in our physical landscape of the secondary forest at Macritchie Reservoir Park. The walk is on gravel path and boardwalk, some elevation but no steep stairs.
The BES Drongos are a group of nature lovers from the Bachelor of Environmental Studies (BES) programme who have come together to manage guided walks on nature trails open to everyone! We want to bring people to appreciate and understand local biodiversity and our ecological systems in Singapore through our guided walks on the Petai Trail at Macritchie Reservoir Park.

Registration required online at besdrongos.eventbrite.sg

Time: 8.45am-12noon
Meeting point: Mushroom cafe at the entrance of Macritchie Reservoir Park
Website: http://besdrongos.wordpress.com

21 Feb (Sat): What's in my mangroves?

Mangrove forests are living borders of the freshwater and salt water. Out of 73 true mangroves species worldwide, 22 can be found in Sungei Buloh. Join us for a lovely morning walk and get to know the mangrove trees and plants of the forest.

Limited to 20 participants, register on the NParks website

Time: 9.30am-11am
Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Information Centre
Website: http://www.sbwr.org.sg/
Contact: info@sbwr.org.sg or call 6794 1401

21 Feb (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