18 Aug (Sat): For kids! Pasir Ris Park Butterfly Garden and Mangrove Boardwalk tour

Join Cicaca Tree Eco Place to explore this newly-revamped garden plot inside Pasir Ris Park. Here we see many kinds of herbs, spices and vegetables being grown, and stroll through a butterfly-attracting garden. Learn to identify the plants that are crucial to butterflies, moths, honeybees and other important pollinators, as nectar-food and caterpillar-food plants. Learn how to grow and propagate these plants too.

As dusk falls, we enter the mangrove boardwalk to look for nocturnal animals and night-blooming plants. Here we are sure to see some Dog-faced Watersnakes coming out to hunt. Tree-climbing Crabs are also more active at night, many perching up on branches like birds! Pong-Pong flowers perfume the air.

Please note: Both garden plot and boardwalk have level pathways suitable for those in wheelchairs. There is a carpark and public toilet nearby. Bring torchlight and batteries, poncho or raincoat, packed dinner, water in your refillable water bottle, herbal mosquito repellent. Please wear long pants, tee-shirt, socks and covered shoes. Long-sleeved shirt is recommended.

Pre-registration required, email Celine Low at contact@cicadatree.org.sg giving participants' names, ages and a mobile no. pls indicate whether signing up for 1 or both lessons.

More information on MAD lessons for wildlife

Time: 6-8pm
Cost: $15 per kid (suitable for kids 5 years and above). No charge for 1 accompanying adult.

Venue: Pasir Ris Park, carpark C map
Website: http://www.cicadatree.org.sg/