31 Dec (Sun): New Year's Eve Kayaking at Mandai Mangroves

Open to the Public - Registration Needed - Member's Priority

Celebrate the close of 2017 by joining Huey to kayak the Important Bird and Biodiversity Area of Mandai Mangroves. As it is the migratory season, we hope to see a few wintering birds such as a fishing Osprey or spot resident Brahminy Kites and White-bellied Sea Eagles circling overhead. We will explore Sungei Mandai Besar and Sungei Mandai Kechil for their large stands of mature mangroves lying alongside abandoned kampongs. This coastal tract is home to a permanent population of horseshoe crabs.

More details and registration on the NSS website.

Time: 7.45am to 11.30am.
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

30 Dec (Sat): Free Heritage Tree Tour at Sentosa Nature Discovery

Did you know Sentosa is home to more than 25 carefully-conserved heritage trees?
Come and join us for a FREE Nature Heritage Tree Tour happening every last Saturday of the month! Perfect for families who wants to spend quality time together and have fun learning!

Register and find out more by emailing nature@sentosa.com.sg

Time: 10am - 11am
Venue: Sentosa Nature Discovery, Imbiah Lookout
Website: https://www.sentosa.com.sg/State-Specials/Events/Free-Heritage-Tree-Tour-at-Sentosa-Nature-Discovery

30 Dec (Sat): What's in my water?

What's that swimming in the water? A fish, a worm, an insect or a crocodile!? Join us for an interesting morning walk getting to know the creatures and plants that lives in and around the water edges of Sungei Buloh.
Living crocodile at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, 8 Mar 2015

Limited to 20 participants. Register online.

Time: 9.30am - 11am
Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Visitor Centre. Please meet at Information Counter, Visitor Centre (Kranji Way entrance)
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

18-24 Dec: Highlights of the week ahead

Walks in wild places



Go wild on your own!

This long weekend, why not explore our wild places free-and-easy? Great destinations include Pulau Ubin and a wide range of seashores, mangroves and forest destinations. Lots of info for visitors on wildsingapore with tips on how to prepare for a trip, how to get there and what to see and do.

A tip for long weekends

Our wild places and parks can get VERY crowded on long weekends. The best way to avoid the crowds is to arrive early in the morning and leave early. Our wildlife is generally more active in the morning too!


MORE events next week

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23 Dec (Sat): FREE Guided Herp Walk @ Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

School’s out and we’re back! After finishing our gruelling exams and projects, us herpers like nothing better than taking a nice hike up to the summit of Bukit Timah. It’s a nice walk and helps us burn those calories we gained while mugging for the examinations. We’d love it if you could join us for this walk!
We want to show you more Herps! These misunderstood creatures are often thought of as scary or unnecessary. But in reality, these reptiles and amphibians are important and integral to the Singaporean ecosystem!

The walk is free but registration is required online.

Time: 8am - 11am
Venue: Successful registrants will be informed of the Meeting Point via email. More details on their blog.
Website: https://herpsocsg.wordpress.com/

23 Dec (Sat): A walk with your neighbours - the macaques of Bukit Timah

The long-tailed macaques are the most conspicuous animals at Bukit Timah. Although commonly seen, they are very misunderstood. Few seeing them realise anything about the social world these monkeys live in. They have kin networks, power struggles, friends, foes, and an otherwise complex social network. In many ways, they provide a mirror of our own sociality.
If you would like to learn more about your community and the interesting world of your neighbouring macaques at Macritchie, please join our free walk, led by experts from the Jane Goodall Institute Singapore.

Suitable for adults and children above 8 years.

More details and registration online.

Time: 5pm - 6.30pm
Venue: Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, BTNR Visitor Centre's Front Courtyard, Visitor Centre Front Courtyard
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

23 Dec (Sat): Race Against Time - Science behind a Botanic Garden Tour

This session introduces the research facilities at the Singapore Botanic Gardens such as the Library of Botany and Horticulture, Orchid and Micro-propagation laboratory and the Herbarium.
Highlights of this 45-minute tour includes a visit to the Herbarium which stores physical records of reference plant materials, some dating as far back as 1790. In addition, learn about our hybridization programme for orchids, a process introduced back in 1930’s by the then Director, R.E Holttum.

Limited to 25 people, for ages 9 and above.

This tour repeats every fourth Saturday. More details online.

Time: 10am, registration is required at the Service Desk 15-minutes before the scheduled start time.
Venue: Botany Centre, Tanglin Gate (nearest MRT is Orchard station)
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

23 Dec (Sat): What's in my mangroves?

Mangrove forests are living borders of the freshwater and salt water. Out of 73 true mangroves species worldwide, 22 can be found in Sungei Buloh.
Join this free morning walk and get to know the mangrove trees and plants of Sungei Buloh.

Limited to 20 participants. Register online.

Time: 9.30am - 11am
Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Visitor Centre. Please meet at the Information Counter, Kranji Way entrance
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

23 Dec (Sat): Learning Forest Tour

Attend our complimentary tour of The Learning Forest every Saturday of the Month starting 8 April as we showcase the biodiversity of our latest attraction.
The Learning Forest features a network of boardwalks and elevated walkways that allow visitors to explore habitats ranging from a freshwater forest wetland to a lowland rainforest. Visitors can learn about freshwater forest wetland ecosystems at the Keppel Discovery Wetlands and walk amongst a collection of some of the tallest tree species in Southeast Asia at the SPH Walk of Giants.

More details online.

Time: 9am - 10am
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Visitor Services at Tyersall Gate. Register 15 minute before session starts.
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

11-17 Dec: Highlights of the week ahead


For kids and the family


Walks in wild places



Make a wild difference



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17 Dec (Sun): Birdwatching at Kranji Marshes (Mandarin and English)

Open to the Public - Registration Needed

This walk is offered in collaboration with NParks. Join Wing Chong in exploring Kranji Marshes’ boardwalks, paths and hides, providing excellent views across the freshwater marshes. Birding highlights here include the Red-wattled Lapwing, Purple Swamphen, Common Moorhen, Yellow Bittern, White-browed Crake, Changeable Hawk Eagle and Grey-headed Fish Eagle.

More details and registration on the NSS website.

Time: 7.30am - 10.30am
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

17 Dec (Sun): FREE Ubin Mangrove Walk by Sea Angel and R.U.M.

Come join the community of Sea Angel and the folks at R.U.M. (Restore Ubin Mangrove) for this FREE morning walk along tranquil Kampung Tracks and visit the majestic Mangrove of Pulau Ubin.
Escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Enjoy the fresh air while learning about the mangrove's impact on our ecosystem and marine environment.

Easy leisure walk on flat ground and village tracks. The walk is on, rain or shine.

Open for all age groups, children below 12 must be accompanied by parents.

Registration is required for all participants.

Book your place now and we will get in touch with you on the itinerary and walk details 3 days before the walk.

For further queries, email ubinseaangel@gmail.com.

Time: 10am - 12noon
Meeting point: Pulau Ubin


16 Dec (Sat): Mangroves cum Coastal Clean-Up at Ubin

Open to the Public - Registration Needed

Pulau Ubin is designated as an Important Bird and Biodiversity Area. In line with the Restore Ubin Mangroves (RUM) initiative, join us as we remove abandoned drift nets and marine debris that choke up Ubin’s coastline. This prepares the selected sites for scientific surveys and RUM works. It ensures that our wildlife have the proper environment to thrive.

More details and registration on the NSS website.

Time: 3pm to 6pm.
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

16 Dec (Sat): Art in Nature at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Get ready to busy yourself with sketchpads and paint brushes at Dairy Farm Nature Park. Volunteer leader, Jerome Pang will be sharing and guiding volunteers and participants to develop their art skills while raising awareness on conservation and native biodiversity.
Suitable for adults with art background. Each session a maximum of 15 people.

More details and registration online.

Time: 9am - 12noon
Venue: Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Seminar/Meeting Room
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

16 Dec (Sat): Nature Appreciation Walk at Windsor Nature Park

Ideally situated at the perimeter of Central Catchment Nature Reserve, the 75-hectare Windsor Nature Park is the gateway to the rich biodiversity of the largest nature reserve in Singapore. The nature park was developed as a green buffer to help reduce visitorship pressures and man-made disturbances currently experienced by the nature reserve
Through this guided walk, you will gain a greater appreciation of Singapore’s rich natural heritage and the need to protect it for future generations. Come join us and discover the importance of Windsor Nature Park as a buffer to the Central Catchment Nature Reserve.

More details and registration online.

Time: 9.30am - 10.30am
Venue: Meet at Windsor Nature Park Pavilion
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

16 Dec (Sat): A walk with your neighbours: The macaques of Lower Peirce

The long-tailed macaques are the most conspicuous animals at Lower Peirce Reservoir Park. Although commonly seen, they are very misunderstood. Few seeing them realise anything about the social world these monkeys live in. They have kin networks, power struggles, friends, foes, and an otherwise complex social network. In many ways, they provide a mirror of our own society.
If you would like to learn more about your community and the interesting world of your neighbouring macaques at Lower Peirce, please join our walk which is led by experts from the Jane Goodall Institute Singapore.

Register at sg.monkey.walk@gmail.com, at least 3 days in advance. Do provide us with your preferred date, name, contact number (in case of cancellation, we will contact you), number of adult and children participants (maximum 5 participants per registration).

Upon receiving your registration, we will reply with a confirmation email. The walk will be cancelled if there is bad weather 45 minutes before the walk. Thank you.

More details online.

Time: 5pm - 6.30pm
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

16 Dec (Sat): National Orchid Garden guided tour

Spend an hour with our volunteer guides as they introduce how orchids are the largest flowering group of plants in the world. Visit the collection of hybrids and species that in collection of the National Orchid Garden.
Full map at http://www.sbg.org.sg/map_nog.htm

This walk is conducted by the volunteers of the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

A tour in Mandarin is also conducted at 4pm.

More details online.

Time: 9am, 10am, 11am (English) and 4pm (Mandarin). Register 15 minutes before the tour starts. Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis.
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Visitor Services Desk at Nassim Gate
Cost: While the tour is free, admission charges to the Orchid Garden applies: $5/adult, $1/student, $1/senior citizens (above 60 years), Child below 12 years - Free
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/`

16 Dec (Sat): Ubin Rustic Reflections Tour

This tour takes approximately 2 hours. It starts at the Assembly Area before proceeding to the former Bin Kiang School site. You will then head over to the Sensory Trail pond to learn about the habitat restoration efforts before making stops at Pulau Ubin’s former headman’s house and Kampung Melayu.
Tour participants will also visit a rubber plantation that once supplied Singapore, and possibly the region, with latex, and learn more about the different plants that played a major role in shaping this country’s culinary delights at the Ubin Fruit Orchard before ending the tour at Teck Seng’s Place – a restored Chinese kampung house.

For all ages, children under the age of 13 to be under parental/guardian guidance.

Limited to 2 groups, each group a maximum of 15 people. More details and registration online.

Time: 9.30 - 11.30am
Venue: Meet at Ubin-HSBC Volunteer Hub, a 10-min walk from Ubin Jetty. More on how to get to Pulau Ubin.
Cost: Guided tours charges: SGD$60.00 / Group (for a maximum of 15 people) Only payment via cheque are allowed until further notice. 4 groups per day allowed, each group can accommodate a maximum of 15 people
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

16 Dec (Sat): Kampong Tour at Pulau Ubin

Take a walk with us to experience Ubin's wonderful natural and cultural heritage. The 2.2km trail takes about 2 hours to complete. The tour will start at the Ubin-HSBC Volunteer Hub and take you through the spice trees around Jelutong campsite, Butterfly Hill, Pekan Quarry, Sensory Trail Ponds, Kampong House, Old Bin Kiang School site, Toa Pek Kong Temple and end at the Wayang Stage. You will hear about the use of spices in cooking and the interesting history of the different sites.
Do you know what the Ubin-HSBC Volunteer Hub was in the 1970s? When was the Toa Pek Kong Temple built? If you would like to know, then this is an excellent introduction to the heritage of the island.

For all ages, children under the age of 13 to be under parental/guardian guidance.

Limited to 4 groups, each group a maximum of 15 people. Register online.

Time: 9.30 - 11.30am
Venue: Meet at Ubin-HSBC Volunteer Hub, a 10-min walk from Ubin Jetty. More on how to get to Pulau Ubin.
Cost: Guided tours charges: SGD$60.00 / Group (for a maximum of 15 people) Only payment via cheque are allowed until further notice. 4 groups per day allowed, each group can accommodate a maximum of 15 people
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

16 Dec (Sat): What's in my sky?

Birdwatchers, join us in this free guided walk and learn to identify many amazing birds of different species that passes through or make Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve their home.
Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)

Limited to 20 persons. Register online.

Time: 9.30am - 11am
Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Wetland Centre
Please meet at Information Counter, Neo Tiew entrance
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

16 Dec (Sat): Ecolife at Coney Island

Did you know that Coney Island Park has a very interesting history?
Come follow our volunteer guides to find out more and learn more about the interesting flora and fauna found on the island.

Limited to 30 participants. Register online.

Time: 9 - 11am
Venue: Coney Island Park, West Entrance
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

16 Dec (Sat): Ecolife Tour at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park

This family tour introduces Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park and its biodiversity through the use of interactive exploration themes and activities. Have fun working together to answer worksheets, conduct surveys and photo hunts, among other activities.

More details and registration online.

Time: 9am -11am
Meeting point: Bishan- Ang Mo Kio Park Promenade
Contact: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

16 Dec (Sat): Free Chek Jawa boardwalk tour with the Naked Hermit Crabs

The Naked Hermit Crabs introduce you to Chek Jawa without getting your feet wet. Even though we are not going on to the shore, there is still much to see and enjoy. There are monitor lizards, fiddler crabs, spiders, rare plants, wild boar, mudskippers and lots of fruit trees. If we are lucky, we might even spot the Oriental Pied Hornbill, White-bellied Sea Eagle and the giant Atlas Moth.
Not more than five persons in a group, pre-register with this online form.

More details on the event and how to get to Chek Jawa, Pulau Ubin on the Adventures with the Naked Hermit Crabs blog.

Time: 9.30am meet at the Chek Jawa Info Kiosk, Pulau Ubin. More on how to get to Pulau Ubin and to Chek Jawa.
Duration: Two hours
Cost: no charge for now, but donations accepted.
Website: http://nakedhermitcrabs.blogspot.com/
Contact: nakedhermitcrabs@gmail.com

9 Dec (Sat): A walk with your neighbours - the macaques of MacRitchie

The long-tailed macaques are the most conspicuous animals at Macritchie Reservoir Park. Although commonly seen, they are very misunderstood. Few seeing them realise anything about the social world these monkeys live in. They have kin networks, power struggles, friends, foes, and an otherwise complex social network. In many ways, they provide a mirror of our own sociality.
If you would like to learn more about your community and the interesting world of your neighbouring macaques at Macritchie, please join our free walk, led by experts from the Jane Goodall Institute Singapore.

Suitable for adults and children above 8 years.

More details and register online.

Time: 5pm - 6.30pm
Venue: Meet at Mushroom Cafe at Macritchie Reservoir Park. The walk will be at Macritchie Reservoir Park, Lawn @ Paddle Lodge
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

9 Dec (Sat): Photographers' Get Together Session at Jurong Lake Gardens

Calling all shutterbugs! Do join us for a get together session where you can meet other like-minded photographers and share your photo-taking experiences.
We will also be taking this opportunity to introduce the upcoming developments in Jurong Lake Gardens and the potential hot spots for biodiversity. Participants can also look forward to submitting their photos for an upcoming exhibition which will be held within the gardens. After which, you can network with fellow photographers until around lunch.

More details and registration online.

Time: 10.30am - 12noon
Venue: Jurong Lake Gardens, Japanese Gardens - GuestHouse
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

9 Dec (Sat): What's in my mangroves?

Mangrove forests are living borders of the freshwater and salt water. Out of 73 true mangroves species worldwide, 22 can be found in Sungei Buloh.
Join this free morning walk and get to know the mangrove trees and plants of Sungei Buloh.

Limited to 20 participants. Register online.

Time: 9.30am - 11am
Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Visitor Centre. Please meet at the Information Counter, Kranji Way entrance
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

9 Dec (Sat): Plant Guided Walk at Jurong Lake Gardens

Treat your senses to a beautiful morning amidst greenery! Join us for a free guided walk to appreciate plants and trees around Jurong Lake Gardens.
Take in the sights of the trees, smell the fragrance of flowers in bloom, and give gardening a try in our hands-on activity during the session. For adults and children 7 years old and above.

More details and registration online.

Time: 8am - 10.30am
Venue: urong Lake Gardens, Entrance nearest to Chinese Garden MRT. Meet at Chinese Garden MRT entrance (a detailed map will be provided to those who register)
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

9 Dec (Sat): Learning Forest Tour

Attend our complimentary tour of The Learning Forest every Saturday of the Month starting 8 April as we showcase the biodiversity of our latest attraction.
The Learning Forest features a network of boardwalks and elevated walkways that allow visitors to explore habitats ranging from a freshwater forest wetland to a lowland rainforest. Visitors can learn about freshwater forest wetland ecosystems at the Keppel Discovery Wetlands and walk amongst a collection of some of the tallest tree species in Southeast Asia at the SPH Walk of Giants.

More details online.

Time: 9am - 10am
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Visitor Services at Tyersall Gate. Register 15 minute before session starts.
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

9 Dec (Sat): Love MacRitchie Walk by Toddycats - Venus Drive

Join the NUS Toddycats of Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum in discovering the forest! Learn about amazing plants and animals living in our backyard as part of the Love Our MacRitchie Forest movement.
Come join us and learn about the conservation issues surrounding the proposed Cross Island MRT Line (CRL) through the Central Catchment Nature Reserve.

The forest trail at Venus Loop is a dirt path, which is relatively level and suitable for children and the elderly. Be prepared for some mud.

This guided walk is conducted by volunteers and is free-of-charge. Limited spaces available.

More details and registration online.

Time: 8.30am - 11.30am
Venue: Windsor Nature Park's drop off point, Venus Drive
Website: http://lovemacritchie.wordpress.com/

9 Dec (Sat): Rain Forest Tour at the Singapore Botanic Gardens

Discover the enchantment of our tropical rain forest with our volunteer guides in this one-hour tour.

Tours in Mandarin are available at 10am and 4pm.

This walk is conducted by the volunteer guides of NPark's Singapore Botanic Gardens and is held every second Saturday of the month. More details online.

Time: 9am, 10am, 11am and 4pm; Register 15 minutes before the tour at the Visitor Centre, Nassim Gate.
Tour duration: One hour.
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

9 Dec (Sat): Ecolife at Coney Island

Did you know that Coney Island Park has a very interesting history?
Come follow our volunteer guides to find out more and learn more about the interesting flora and fauna found on the island.

Limited to 30 participants. Register online.

Time: 9 - 11am
Venue: Coney Island Park, West Entrance
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

9 Dec (Sat): Ecolife Tour at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park

This family tour introduces Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park and its biodiversity through the use of interactive exploration themes and activities. Have fun working together to answer worksheets, conduct surveys and photo hunts, among other activities.

More details and registration online.

Time: 9am -11am
Meeting point: Bishan- Ang Mo Kio Park Promenade
Contact: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

6 Dec (Wed): Nature Keeper Camp for kids

Designed to stimulate the interest of the young and inculcate in them an appreciation of our forests. This one-day Nature Keeper Camp aims to nurture young minds in active protection and conservation of our natural heritage.
Suitable for children 7 - 11 years old (Primary 1 to 5)
Minimum of 12 children, maximum of 40 children.
Parents are to drop off their children and pick them back up after the programme is over.

More details and registration online.

Time: 9am - 5pm
Venue: Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, BTNR Visitor Centre's Front Courtyard (Actual venue location will be shared in confirmation email one week prior to the camp).
Cost: $25 per child (includes all materials, tea breaks and lunch)
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

5 Dec (Tue): Sisters Islands Marine Park intertidal walk

The intertidal area at Sisters’ Islands Marine Park is most suitable for visiting during low tides of 0.4 metres and below. This is when you will be able to see the shore teeming with marine life as the area will be submerged under water at higher tides.
Nature guides will be on hand to bring you on a tour to experience the Marine Park’s amazing biodiversity. These guided walks are conducted free of charge bi-monthly. Each guided walk session is open to a maximum of 45 people.

More details and registration on the NParks website.

4 Dec (Mon): Sisters Islands Marine Park intertidal walk

The intertidal area at Sisters’ Islands Marine Park is most suitable for visiting during low tides of 0.4 metres and below. This is when you will be able to see the shore teeming with marine life as the area will be submerged under water at higher tides.
Nature guides will be on hand to bring you on a tour to experience the Marine Park’s amazing biodiversity. These guided walks are conducted free of charge bi-monthly. Each guided walk session is open to a maximum of 45 people.

More details and registration on the NParks website.

4 Dec (Mon): Chek Jawa intertidal guided tour

Join the NParks volunteers for a tour to discover and learn about Chek Jawa's six ecosystems and the diverse array of animals that inhabits these unique habitats.
Journey through the Chek Jawa Visitor Centre, 1.1km long boardwalk, Jejawi viewing tower and sandbar with experienced guides.

Open to all ages, children under the age of 13 to be under parental/guardian guidance. More details and registration online 'waitlist' will appear once event is fully booked.

Time: 4pm - 6pm
Venue: Pulau Ubin, Open Lawn (Chek Jawa Visitor Centre). More on how to get to Pulau Ubin and to Chek Jawa.
Cost: $60 per group (for a maximum of 15 people)
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

27 Nov - 3 Dec: Highlights of the week ahead

For kids and the family



Walks in wild places



Make a wild difference



Early next week



MORE events next week

MORE events for the month ahead.

3 Dec (Sun): Pollyilympics - storytelling and crafts for kids at Sentosa

Join this storytelling and crafts session by the Raffles Institution.
Deep in the forest, there is a great pollination competition that few have heard of, and even fewer have seen. Join the pollinators on a fun-filled adventure to see who has what it takes to be crowned the best pollinator! But things don't go quite as planned...
Come watch this pollination competition come alive through a storytelling skit by the authors!

Join the illustrators in a crafting session to make your very own pollinator! Get ready for an educational and fun experience for the young ones and the young at heart!

To register or for more information, please email nature@sentosa.com.sg.

Time: 1pm - 2pm

Also visit the Celebrating Life Goes On Photo Exhibition
in collaboration with the Nature Society (Singapore)
Flowering plants (angiosperms) are the largest plant group today. Some of these plants are known to have a close relationship with animals and rely on them to help with the pollination process and seed dispersal for the continuation of life and survival. This special group of animals is commonly known as the pollinators or seed dispersers. Be wowed by the amazing snapshots at this photography exhibition and learn about the important animals that ensure LIFE GOES ON...

Date: 21 Oct - Sep 2018
Venue: Sentosa Nature Discovery

3 Dec (Sun): Horseshoe Crab Rescue and Research Programme

Open to the Public - Registration Needed

Horseshoe crabs (HSC) are in decline globally due to habitat loss, poaching and over shing. They get trapped in abandoned nets and need our help to free them. NSS monitors our HSC population to ensure that they stay around for generations to come. Join us in this mission to rescue and study the HSC at Mandai Mudflats.

More details and registration on the NSS website.

Time: 3pm - 6pm.
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

3 Dec (Sun): Tour of St John's Island Trail

St John's Island houses the Marine Park Public Gallery, and the western shore of St John's is part of the Marine Park. You can join a free guided tour every first Sunday of every month. Led by volunteers, the 2.8 km St John’s Island Trail has 15 stations highlighting the diversity of flora and fauna as well as the island’s colourful history.

You can also do the trail on your own, download the DIY trail e-guide or grab a copy of the DIY trail guide at the Sisters’ Islands Marine Park Public Gallery.

More details and registration online.

Time: 10am

3 Dec (Sun): Mandarin guided tour at Sungei Buloh

Join us for a morning guided walk around the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve: Eagle Point
This guided walk is suitable for everyone, including families with children.

The walk will be cancelled in the event of rain. Number of participants is limited to 20 people. Minimum number of participants is 5. Register online.

Time: 9am - 10.30am
Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Wetland Centre. Please meet at the Information Counter, Kranji Way entrance
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

2 Dec (Sat): NSS Kids’ Fun with Frogs at Tampines Eco- Green

Open to the Public - Registration Needed

Singapore has a number of commensal frogs that have adapted to living in parks and other modifed habitats. Join the Education Committee as we explore Tampines Eco-Green at twilight to seek out our amphibian friends including the Banded Bullfrog, Four-lined Tree Frog, Asian Toad, Dark-sided Chorus Frog and Painted Chorus Frog. As a bonus, we might come across hunting snakes.

For children (4 to 12 years old).

More details and registration on the NSS website.

Time: 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Venue: Tampines Eco Green.
Cost: A fee of $2 per child (member) or $10 per child (non-member) will be collected on the spot. Parents, caregivers and older siblings are encouraged to join in at no charge.
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

2 Dec (Sat): Prawn and Fish Harvesting Demo at Sungei Buloh

Once again we bring you on a journey back to the past, where the history of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve as prawn and fish farms is one not to be ignored. The importance of mangroves as a spawning place and nursery for prawns and other life played an important role in shaping Sungei Buloh today. The traditional method of prawn harvesting will be demonstrated and how the tidal influence play a part in this activity will be brought to life.
Limited to 30 persons. Registration required online.

Time: 9am - 11am
Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Wetland Centre. Meet at Information Counter (Neo Tiew Crescent)
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

2 Dec (Sat): What's in my sky?

Birdwatchers, join us in this free guided walk and learn to identify many amazing birds of different species that passes through or make Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve their home.
Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)

Limited to 20 persons. Register online.

Time: 9.30am - 11am
Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Wetland Centre
Please meet at Information Counter, Neo Tiew entrance
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

2 Dec (Sat): Healing Garden Tour

Launched in October 2011, the Healing Garden showcases over 400 varieties of plants used medicinally. It is laid out thematically relating to component parts of the body such as head, respiratory and reproductive systems. Spread over 2.5 hectares, this garden is designed as a tranquil retreat with medical plants traditionally used in Southeast Asia as the main focus.
Please note that the Healing Garden is closed every Tuesday, and opened 5am - 7.30pm daily. Admission is free.

Registration is required 15 minutes before the tour at the Visitor Centre. Mandarin tours are only available at 10am. English tours are available for all slots. This tour repeats every First Saturday of the month. More details online.

This walk is conducted every first Saturday of the month.

Time: 9am - 10am, please register 15 minutes before the tour
Venue: Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis at the Visitor Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Nassim Gate
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

2 Dec (Sat): Foodplant Tour of the Bukit Panjang Community Gardens

In the past, Bukit Panjang was a rural, farming village settlement. Although now a modern high-rise housing estate, land here has been released to residents keen to revive those village farming days. Their gardens here are lush and bountiful, showcasing a huge variety of fruit trees, vegetables, herbs, spices, medicinal and also flowering plants.
Come for this walk to see what you can grow in your flat or garden, share on the uses of local aromatic plants, and simply learn how to grow green stuff. Pocket Greens is a company based there with a nursery shop where we can buy salad and vegetable seedlings to instantly get started.

For gardeners, chefs and plant-lovers. Please note that this tour will be pitched at adults, but kids of participants may tag along to play in the dirt.

More details and tickets on facebook.

Meeting and end point: HDB Block 210 Petir Road.
Cost: $13 per participant, free for kids of participants aged 11 yrs and below.

2 Dec (Sat): Ecolife at Coney Island

Did you know that Coney Island Park has a very interesting history?
Come follow our volunteer guides to find out more and learn more about the interesting flora and fauna found on the island.

Limited to 30 participants. Register online.

Time: 9 - 11am
Venue: Coney Island Park, West Entrance
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/