14 Apr (Sat): Talk on "Pasir Ris Park Mangrove, Jewel of the East"

What's in a mangrove? The plants and animals that makeup this ecosystem have developed a variety of mechanisms to cope with high and fluctuating salinity, periodic flooding and lacking of oxygen in the ground. With their unique root systems and each species thrive in its own niche or soil-typed which is not found elsewhere. Discover the fascinating mudskippers, Fiddler crabs, Sesarmine crabs and dog-faced water snakes which live in large numbers at Pasir Ris Park mangrove. A walk to Pasir Ris Park is highly recommended after the talk.

General public, including children, are welcome.

More about the speaker: Mr Mohamad Yusoff is a manager with National Parks Board. Besides maintaining Pasir Ris Park, his job includes educating the public about the rich and unique biodiversity which can be found in the park.

This is Part 1 of the Biodiversity Series talks.

This talk is free and registration is not required.

Time: 3-4 pm
Venue: Bedok Public Library
Website: http://nparks.gov.sg/
Contact: Ms Zheng Jiahui at zheng_jiahui@nparks.gov.sg

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