We go on an exploratory night walk into this Nature Reserve which is on top of a cliff by the sea.The natural ecosystems found here range from the coastal forest growing down the cliff to the rocky seashore, to the inter-tidal area which has a seagrass meadow and coral rubble habitat (home of the Hairy Crab!) So the forest meets the reef and also provides it with nutrients.
The coastal forest and natural sea-cliff and rocky beach areas were gazetted as a Nature Reserve in 2002, while the rest is a park. Our focus on this walk will be land-based, to find and observe tent-making spiders, katydids and other critters active at night such as the nightjar and palm civet. We will also look for the moults of cicadas from a mass emergence that recently happened here.
- Remember to bring torchlight with batteries, poncho/raincoat/umbrella, fully-filled refillable water bottle, herbal mosquito repellent.
- Do have an early dinner before coming.
- Please wear full-length long pants, tee-shirt, socks and fully covered shoes. Long-sleeved shirt is recommended.
To register, please email Celine Low at firstname.lastname@example.org giving participants' names, ages and a mobile no.
Time: 6.30pm to 08.30pm
Cost: $13 per participant. Free for participants’ kids aged 6 yrs and below.
Venue: Labrador Nature Reserve
Meeting Point: We meet at 6.15pm at Car Park ‘A’ at Labrador Villa Road. Car Park ‘A’ is situated towards the end of Labrador Villa Road which is at the junction with Alexandra Road, Pasir Panjang Road and Telok Blangah Road. This reserve is a 15 min walk from Labrador Park MRT, via Labrador Villa Road. Walk ends at 8.30pm back at starting point.