30 Aug (Sun): Love MacRitchie walk with the Toddycats

Join enthusiastic volunteer guides who will share with you stories about the amazing plants and animals living in our precious forest heritage at Venus Loop. This series of free guided walks for the public are conducted by The Toddycats, volunteer nature guides of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, for the Love Our MacRitchie Forest movement
More information and online registration at the Love MacRitchie Forest blog.

30 Aug (Sun): Coastal Clean Up at Mandai Mudflats


Open to the Public - Registration Needed

Join us to clean up the Mandai Mudflats to benefit the wildlife that thrives here. Designated an Important Bird and Biodiversity Area, this stretch of coastline is a key habitat for horseshoe crabs and an important feeding site for wading birds.

Please register at http://tinyurl.com/nssccreg

More details on the NSS website.

Time: 4.30-7pm
Venue: Mandai Mudflats. Details will be emailed to all participants
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

30 Aug (Sun): NSS Kids' Fun with Edible Plants at Bukit Brown


Open to the Public - Registration Needed

Fancy a nibble on wild plants growing freely in the green sanctuary of Bukit Brown? Explore the abundance of nature with Goh Si Guim at Singapore's oldest Chinese cemetery, with edible greens including figs, fruits, leaves and roots.

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, and let us have your mobile number.

Details will be emailed to those who sign up.

More details on the NSS website.

Time: 8-10am
Venue: Details will be emailed to those who sign up.
Cost: Member: $5 per child, Non-Member: $10 per child. Fees will be collected on the spot. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to join in at no charge.
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.




30 Aug (Sun): Paint Along with Pui San at Sungei Buloh

Conducted by Mr Tham Pui San, a volunteer of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. Pui San is an avid artist who expresses his passion for nature through his art work. Bring along your art materials and enjoy learning different drawing techniques at Sungei Buloh.
More in the art in the wetlands blog.

Limited to 20 persons. Register online.

Time: 8.30-11.30am
Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Visitor Centre. Meet at Api Api Lab (Kranji Way entrance)
Website: http://artinwetlands.wordpress.com/and http://www.nparks.gov.sg
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30 Aug (Sun): Mangrove Gallery tour at Kranji Way entrance

Come for this tour of the fascinating Mangrove Gallery at Kranji Way entrance, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.

Limited to 20 participants. Register online.

Time: 9-10am

Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, meet at the Information Counter, Visitor Centre
Website: http://www.sbwr.org.sg/
Contact: info@sbwr.org.sg or call 6794 1401

29 Aug (Sat): The Wild and Furry (Mammals)

Want to learn more about our native wildlife, and to have a chance to visit their habitats? Then sign up for a themed guided walk that will run each Saturday morning.
This special guided walk is part of the Wow Wild West event that runs from 29 Aug to 19 Sep 2015.

Families are encouraged to register early to avoid disappointment as there are only limited spaces each tour!

Limited to 20 participants. Registration for this walk opens on 21 August 2015. Register online.

Time: 9-10.30am
Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Visitor Centre. Please meet at the Information Counter, Kranji Way entrance
Website: http://www.sbwr.org.sg/
Contact: info@sbwr.org.sg or call 6794 1401

23 Aug (Sun): Birdwatching for Beginners at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park

For Nature Society (Singapore) members only

Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park is a pleasant green lung of open lawns, a good mix of trees and shrubs with a river (de-concretised former canal) meandering through it. This urban park in central Singapore is also home to an interesting mix of bird species. They include the White-breasted Waterhen, Collared and White-throated Kingfishers, Grey-rumped Treeswift, Yellow-vented Bulbul and Pink-necked Green Pigeon. It provides a great introduction to birdwatching for newcomers.

Please bring along a pair of binoculars if you have them. Hat, sunblock and drinks.

More details on the NSS website.

Time : 7.30am - 11am
Venue: Meet at Car Park B off Ang Mo Kio Ave 1 (opposite the SPC station). This is along the stretch of Ang Mo Kio Ave 1 between its junctions with Upper Thomson Road and Marymount Road.
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

22 Aug (Sat): Wildlife Sketching at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve


Open to the Public - Registration Needed

Join wildlife illustrator Van Wangye for a casual site drawing session at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. This is a fun gathering of fellow wildlife art lovers to observe and sketch Singapore’s diverse fauna. Beginners are welcomed. No drawing experience is necessary.

Maximum 10 participants. Please register at http://tinyurl.com/wildlifesketching. Details and further updates will be emailed upon successful registration.

More details on the NSS website.

Time: 8-11am
Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. Meet at the main entrance to the Wetlands Centre.
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

22 Aug (Sat): Central Catchment Forest Nature Ramble


For Nature Society (Singapore) members only

Starting from Venus Drive, Pandian and Sutari will lead us through undulating forest trails to the heart of the Central Catchment forest. Enjoy the sense-surround experience of bird songs and insect chirps as we walk amidst giant trees and rich plant life. The ramble will be for 12km via Bukit Kalang and Peirce Reservoir, ending at Upper Thomson Road.

Not suitable for children below 13 years old.

More details on the NSS website.

Time : 8.30am - 1pm
Venue: Meet at Venus Drive Car Park
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

22 Aug (Sat): The Great Palm Escape - a guided tour for kids

Be amazed by one of the finest palm collections in the world! Come on this guided tour and be introduced to some of the more interesting and unusual palms of the Gardens. Discover their interesting features and learn their names and uses too!
Suitable for children in K1 – P6 levels. Register online.

Time: 10-11am
Cost: $6 per child and $6 per accompanying adult
Venue: Visitor Centre, Central Core of the Singapore Botanic Gardens
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/
Contact: SBG Education Branch at 6471 9961 & 6465 0196 or through email: nparks_sbg_edu@nparks.gov.sg.