29 Nov (Fri): A Long Nature Trek for kids into Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

This beautiful nature reserve is an important resting and feeding spot for migratory birds from the north. November and December are the best months to see thousands of them checking into the reserve. It is also home to a fantastic diversity of native fauna and flora, from rare otters to monitor lizards, woodpeckers and mudskippers! This is The place to spot an Archerfish. In the past, the area had several kampongs (villages) with the locals tending to vegetable and fruit tree plots. Many of these fruit trees and traditional herbs still survive and may be encountered along the trails. The villagers had also constructed fish and prawn ponds in the mangroves which are now used by wetland wildlife such as a family of rare Smooth Otters and two Saltwater Crocodiles. We will also go onto the lovely, long and winding mangrove arboretum boardwalk. The current reserve area may soon be closed to the public, once the connecting new Kranji adventure park is ready. So come see it all before you can't anymore!
Kids looking at shorebirds at Sungei Buloh
Please note: Bring poncho/raincoat/umbrella, hat, fully-filled refillable water bottle, herbal mosquito repellent, snacks. Wear long pants, otherwise wear thick repellent. Long-sleeved shirt, socks and covered shoes are recommended.

For this trek, we will be taking the longer routes to get deep into the heart of the reserve, but it will be on level dirt trails and elevated boardwalks, suitable for use of strollers and wheelchairs. Participants who come must be ready and able to do quite a bit of walking.

Pre-registration required, email Celine Low at contact@cicadatree.org.sg giving participants' names, ages and a mobile number.

Time: 8.30-11.30am, meet at 8.30am at the ticket counter inside the visitor centre of SBWR.
Cost: $13 per pax (adult or kid). Free for kids age 5 yrs and below accompanying adult participants. Does not include entry fee of $1 for adult and 50 cents for kids.
Website: http://cicadatree.blogspot.sg/2013/11/nov-2013-school-hols-walks.html

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