16 Mar (Sat): Garden tour and night mangrove walk at Pasir Ris

We visit 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. If lucky, we may see many fireflies too.

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, raincoat or umbrella, 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.

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

Time: 6.15-8.30pm
Cost: $15 per child (suitable for children 5 years and above). No charge for one accompanying adult.
Venue: Pasir Ris Park, mangrove walk. Meet at toilet block at front corner of Car Park C at end of Pasir Ris Green Road. Pasir Ris Green, carpark C.
Website and contact: http://www.cicadatree.org.sg/