30 Nov (Thu): Alien Invaders - Rainforest Edition

Invaders alert! Did you know that not all species found in the forest are native? Some of these invaders cause harm to the local plants and animals who call the forest their home.
Learn how to identify these aliens during the guided tour and help the native species protect their home.

Suitable for children in P3 – P6 Levels. Register online.

For enquiry, please contact the SBG Education Branch at 64719961 or through email: nparks_sbg_edu@nparks.gov.sg.

Time: 10am - 11am
Venue: Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden, Bukit Timah Core of the Singapore Botanic Gardens
Cost: $6 per child and $6 per accompanying adult
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

29 Nov (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/

21-26 Nov: Highlights of the week ahead

School holiday happenings for kids and the family




Walks in wild places




Wild talk




Make a wild difference




For Nature Society (Singapore) members only






MORE events next week

MORE events for the month ahead.

11 Nov - 26 Nov: Singapore Botanic Gardens Children’s Festival 2017

Celebrate our amazing world of plants at the upcoming Singapore Botanic Gardens Children’s Festival! Learn about farms, composting and propagation techniques. Participate in daily hands-on activities and demonstrations. Be amazed by the numerous uses of plants! The Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden invites children of all ages to get in touch with nature through play, craft, storytelling, investigations and walks.
On weekends, enjoy the festival activities and performances, and movie screenings at the Eco-Garden. Not to be missed are the specially created insta-worthy horticultural displays! There will be activity booths for three fun-filled weekends where various games will be available and children can win prizes! At the same time, savour food from your childhood, and dishes tailored specially for your young one.

More details of weekly events on the NParks website.

26 Nov (Sun): Birdwatching at Dairy Farm Nature Park

For Nature Society (Singapore) members only

Due to its proximity to Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, the Dairy Farm trail offers an opportunity to encounter forest birds such as the Thick-billed Green Pigeon and Blue-winged Leafbird. On our way to the nearby Singapore Quarry, we may find birds of the open woodlands and gardens including the Dollarbird and Lineated Barbet. We will also watch out for winter visitors.

More details and registration on the NSS website.

Time: 7.30am - 11am
Venue: Dairy Farm Nature Park.
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

26 Nov (Sun): Civic District Tree Trail

The Civic District Tree Trail takes you through Singapore’s historic Civic District where you will be marveled by many majestic and interesting trees, some of which have stood tall for many generations and witnessed the transformation and progress of Singapore through the years. Join us as we take you through part of the trail starting from the entrance of Raffles Landing to CHIJMES.

More details and register online.

Time: 9.30am - 11am
Venue: Empress Place, Raffles Landing (white Raffles statue behind Asian Civilisations Museum).
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

25 Nov (Sat): Forest Clean-Up @ Pulau Ubin

Open to the Public - Registration Needed

Pulau Ubin is an Important Bird and Biodiversity Area with healthy habitats rich in animals and plants. Make a difference by helping to clean up its forest while learning about conservation issues and how to become a better steward of nature.

More details and registration on the NSS website.

Time: 9am - 12.30pm
Venue: Pulau Ubin
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

25 Nov (Sat): Kids Flora and Fauna Study Walk at Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden

Join Cicada Tree Eco Place on a walk at this garden for children, whose theme is ‘All life on Earth depends on plants’. Many of the exhibits here are for hands-on study, encouraging kids to learn about the natural world around them through their senses.
This garden has just been upgraded with additional eco-features and habitats created to increase biodiversity. Kids will have fun trying out the various interesting learning stations here.

More details and tickets on facebook.

Meeting and end point: Main entrance of Jacob Balla Childrens Garden
Cost: $13 per kid. Parent/guardian and siblings of participants aged 5 yrs and below attend free

25 Nov (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

25 Nov (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/

25 Nov (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/

25 Nov (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/

25 Nov (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/

25 Nov (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/

25 Nov (Sat): Bird Watching along the Southern Ridges

Join us for this free birdwatching tour at the Southern Ridges, where up to 43 species of birds have been spotted so far. Volunteer guides from STMicroelectronics will take you through the Forest Walk and the Singing Forest in search of these beautiful birds. Do bring along a pair of binoculars or a camera with a zoom function for a better experience.

Maximum group size 40 persons.

More details and registration online.

Time: 7.30am - 9.30am
Meeting Point: Mount Faber Park, Entrance of Henderson Waves
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

25 Nov (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/

25 Nov (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

24 Nov (Fri): Nite Critter Watch at Pasir Ris Mangrove Boardwalk

Join Cicada Tree Eco Place at this location, which is very good for a night wild critter walk and that’s why we keep going back there. As dusk falls, we look out for emerging bats and observe their acrobatic feeding flight. Kids will get to use our bat detector to catch their calls. We explore deep into the mangrove forest via the extensive boardwalks to look for other nocturnal critters who live here, such as water snakes and owls. Tree-climbing crabs may be seen perched high above on branches, as if they're birds. Fireflies also live in this lovely mangrove forest patch. Though only seasonally numerous, we should meet some.
Other exciting nocturnal critters met here include the Reticulated Python, Palm Civet and Mangrove Flatworm. For those who wish to see a Giant Mudskipper, we should be able to spot some asleep in this swamp. This easy walk is on level pathways and wooden boardwalks with no stairs. We will take a night-snack break at one of the shelters.

More details and registration on facebook.

Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Meeting and end point: Pasir Ris Park at Car Park ‘C’
Cost: $13 per participant, free for kids of participants aged 6 yrs and below. To be paid in cash at meeting point

24 Nov (Fri): Talk on "Sea Turtles 101 – All You Need to Know"

Open to the Public

Sea turtles have complicated biology, from the days of beach incubation as eggs to when they return to the same beach to nest. Scientists are making more discoveries each year about these charismatic marine animals. Join Rushan to learn about some of the new and exciting finds in the world of sea turtle biology.

More details and registration on the NSS website.

Time: 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Venue: 510 Geylang Road, #02-05, The Sunflower, Singapore 389466
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

22 Nov (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/

13-19 Nov: Highlights of the week ahead

School holidays begin!


For kids and the family


Walks in wild places


Make a wild difference



MORE events next week

MORE events for the month ahead.

19 Nov (Sun): FREE Ubin Mangrove Walk

"Nature is not just a place to visit, it is home". Come join the community of Sea Angel and the folks at Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative 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

19 Nov (Sun): Birdwatching at Kranji Marshes

Open to the public.

This walk is offered in collaboration with NParks. Join Lee Ee Ling 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.

Max: 20 pax. Registrations are subject to email confirmation.

More details and registration on the NSS website.

Time: 7.30am to 10.30am
Cost: The walk is free but participants need to cover transport cost at $10 per person. A hired bus will ferry us from the meeting point at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Visitor Centre (60 Kranji Way) to the starting point at Turut Track. Please send your cheque addressed to ‘Nature Society (Singapore)’ to the NSS Office or fund transfer to DBS a/c: 0339023574. Payment should be made only after confirmation.
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

18 Nov (Sat): "The Gardeners of our Forests (A Civet's Tale)" on Sentosa

The common palm civet is one of our last wild native urban carnivorans, yet little is known about these nocturnal fruit bandits. How has this species managed to survive urbanisation? What is their role in the ecosystem? Tze Kwan will share with you the secrets of the common palm civet such as their habitats, activity, behaviour and diet.
Take a short walk around Sentosa Nature Discovery with us and find clues to the interesting creatures on the island!

About the speaker: Fung Tze Kwan has been involved in common palm civet research, conservation and outreach since 2010. She graduated with a Master of Science (Biology) from the National University of Singapore studying the diet, home range and seed dispersal abilities of the common palm civets in Singapore.

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

Time: 11.00am - 12.30pm

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

18 Nov (Sat): Migratory Bird Watch at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Join Cicada Tree Eco Place at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, one of Singapore’s most treasured nature sites. It opened in 1993 and is visited by thousands every year, from families to schools and tourists. It’s the peak migratory bird month here and we are going there to witness and be awestruck by the thousands of shorebirds winging in synchronized formation into the Reserve. They are the wading birds who live and breed in the arctic tundra, coming here to the tropics to escape the northern winter.
Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
Their annual journey is an incredible and dangerous one, and many will not make it back home. Sungei Buloh is a crucial resting, roosting and re-fueling stop for them. Come see these amazing wild birds…whimbrel, sandpiper, turnstone, redshank, greenshank, plovers and more.

More details and tickets on facebook.

Meeting and end point: Sungei Buloh’s Wetland Centre. This was previously the visitor centre and is at the reserve’s old entrance at Neo Tiew Crescent road.
Cost: $13 per participant, free for kids of participants aged 6 yrs and below

18 Nov (Sat): Birdwatching 101 at Sungei Buloh

Migratory bird season is here again. Every year, thousands of birds escape the cold north to spend the winter months in the warmer southern parts of the earth. Singapore, especially Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, is a favourite stop-over for these birds.
Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
Want to know these birds but don't know how to get started? We are conducting a workshop for the novice. We will spend some time learning bird watching basics like
(1) Learning how to identify birds
(2) Learning how to use a pair of binoculars and the spotting scope to better see the details of birds
(3) Putting these skills into practice

No prior skill/knowledge is required. Come prepared in long sleeved tops and long pants (muted colours preferred). Bring along drinking water, pen and paper.

Limited to 15 participants (suitable for 16 years and above). Registration online.

Time: 9.30am - 11am
Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Wetland Centre.
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

18 Nov (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/

18 Nov (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/

18 Nov (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/

18 Nov (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/`

18 Nov (Sat): Young Naturalist Camp at Sungei Buloh

This one-day camp encompasses a series of fun-filled and educational indoor and outdoor learning of the wetlands and nature conservation issues through worksheets, nature walks and hands-on activities.
Suitable for children from 7 to 12 years. Limited to 40 children. More details and registration online.

Time: 8.30am- 3.30pm
Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Wetland Centre. Meet at Information Counter (Neo Tiew Crescent entrance)
Cost: $5 registration fee and participants to purchase the Young Naturalist Passport at 50cents.
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

18 Nov (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/

18 Nov (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/

18 Nov (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/

18 Nov (Sat): Fauna Guided Walk at Jurong Lake Garden Central

Come spend a morning among birds, butterflies and dragonflies! Join us for a free fauna guided walk to learn more about some of the biodiversity found around Jurong Lake Gardens Central.
If the weather is good, you should be able to spot birds and butterflies such as the resident Collared Kingfisher, Grey Heron, Chocolate Pansy and Common Mormon. 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/

18 Nov (Sat): Discover the Creatures of the Rail Corridor

Explore and discover the flora and fauna of the Rail Corridor with the Toddycats!. Surrounded by a network of Nature Parks and the Nature Reserve, the Rail Corridor is home to a variety of wildlife. Join us for a tour of Rail Corridor (Central) to explore the varied landscapes and wildlife of the Rail Corridor.
This tour will be supported by NUS Toddycats! as part of Friends of Rail Corridor.

More details and registration online.

Date: 8.30am - 10am
Venue: Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, BTNR Visitor Centre's Front Courtyard. Meet at BTNR Visitor Centre mapboard area.
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

18 Nov (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 also prepares the selected sites for scientific surveys and RUM works; and ensures that our wildlife have the proper environment to thrive.

Please register at http://tinyurl.com/ubinrum18nov2017. Due to bumboat capacity limits, maximum 24 pax. Details will be emailed upon successful registration.

More details on the NSS website.

Time: 3.30pm - 6.30pm. Meet at Changi Point Ferry Terminal.
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

16 Nov (Thu): Colugo Watch at Bukit Batok Nature Park

Join Cicada Tree Eco Place to see the Colugo, one of the strangest animals of our world. It is a gliding mammal. It has a skin membrane stretching from its neck to its webbed fingers, to its webbed toes, and to the tip of its long tail. As you can imagine, when gliding it looks like an opened umbrella in the air! It also has an adorable face, with a pink nose and ears, and huge eyes to help it see in the dark.
Singapore is one of the very few places in the world that you can easily see a colugo on any night that you go looking for it. A population lives in this mature park and we should be able to find some. Once our colugos have all glided away into the forest, we will walk the paths here to look for other critters of the night, such as owls, nightjars, bats, and a multitude of lovely creepy-crawlies.

More details and registration on facebook.

Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Meeting & end point: Car park of this park at junction of Bukit Batok East Avenue 2 and Old Jurong Road (opposite Church of St. Mary of the Angels)
Cost: $13 per participant, free for kids of participants aged 6 yrs and below. To be paid in cash at the meeting point.

6-12 Nov: Highlights of the week ahead



For kids and the family



Walks in wild places



For Nature Society (Singapore) members only




MORE events next week

MORE events for the month ahead.

12 Nov (Sun): 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/

12 Nov (Sun): Plant Group Visits Chestnut Nature Park

For Nature Society (Singapore) members only

The Plant Group will explore the 1.5 km nature trail at the northern section of Chestnut Nature Park. Participants will be acquainted with various native and exotic plants and will be asked to imagine the charm of village life beside a lively stream. Bring good walking shoes, water, insect repellent and umbrella.

More details and registration on the NSS website.

Time: 9.30 am, Meet at Chestnut Point.
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

11 Nov (Sat): The Buzz About Bees on Sentosa

What do carpenters and leaf-cutters have in common with bees? Come join us for this talk and the "Life Goes On..." photography exhibition for the latest buzz about bees. Check in to the bee hotel on display, and check out some bee specimens.
Take a short walk around Sentosa Nature Discovery with us and you might just discover them in action!

About the speaker: Zestin Soh, Manager (Community Parks) National Parks Board, graduated from Imperial College London, majoring in Ecology and Environmental Biology. With a fascination for bees, Zestin has been studying them, and learning interesting facts about the bees in Singapore.

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

Time: 11.00am - 12.30pm

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

11 Nov (Sat): The Wild Side of the Rail Corridor

The Rail Corridor resides within a green network connecting Nature Parks and the Nature Reserve and is home to a variety of wildlife. Join us for a tour of Rail Corridor (Central) to explore the varied landscapes and learn about the flora and fauna that inhabit the area.
This tour will be supported by NUS Toddycats! as part of Friends of Rail Corridor.

More details and registration online.

Date: 8.30am - 10am
Venue: Bukit Timah Nature Reserve (Visitor Centre). Participants are to meet 10 minutes earlier before the walk starts.
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

11 Nov (Sat): Birds of the Rail Corridor

Did you know that the Rail Corridor is home to a variety of birds, including majestic birds of prey like the Changeable Hawk-eagle and globally threatened species like the Red-crowned Barbet and the Straw-headed Bulbul? Join us for a tour of Rail Corridor (Central) to explore the varied landscapes and learn about the birds that inhabit the Rail Corridor.
This tour is conducted by the Nature Society (Singapore), as part of Friends of Rail Corridor.

More details and registration online.

Time: 7.30am - 9.30am
Venue: Bukit Timah Nature Reserve (Visitor Centre). Participants are to meet 10 minutes earlier before the walk starts.
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

11 Nov (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/

11 Nov (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/

11 Nov (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/

11 Nov (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/