14 Jun (Sat): Nite Critter Watch at Pasir Ris Mangrove Boardwalk with Cicada Tree Eco Place

As dusk falls, we use a bat detector to locate bats. We explore deep into the mangrove forest via the extensive boardwalks to look for other nite critters such as the Dog-faced Watersnake and Black-crowned Night-heron.
Tree-climbing crabs can be seen perched high above on branches, as if they're birds. Several species of owls have been encountered here, plus the Large-tailed Nightjar, another nocturnal bird with a loud "chonk-chonk-chonk" call. Fireflies live in this forest. Though only seasonally numerous, we should meet some. This easy walk is on level pathways and wooden boardwalks. There will be a rest stop at the shelter over the scenic Tampines River.

Please note: Bring torchlight with batteries, poncho/raincoat/umbrella, fully-filled refillable water bottle, herbal mosquito repellent. Have an early dinner before coming. Please wear long pants, tee-shirt, socks and covered shoes. Long-sleeved shirt is recommended.

To register, please email Celine Low at contact@cicadatree.org.sg giving participants' names, ages and a mobile no.

Time: 6.15 - 8.30pm, meet outside the public toilet block at right side of Car Park C at end of Pasir Ris Green Road which is off Pasir Ris Drive 3 road (map). Walk ends at starting point.
Cost: $13 per person (adult or kid). Free for kids age 5 yrs and below accompanying adult participants.
Website: http://www.cicadatree.org.sg/

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