26 Nov (Tue): Nite Critter Watch for kids at Pasir Ris Mangrove Boardwalk

As dusk falls, we use a bat detector to locate bats. We explore deep into the mangrove forest via the extensive boardwalks to look for other nite critters such as the Dog-faced Watersnake and Black-crowned Night-heron. Tree-climbing crabs can be seen perched high above on branches, as if they're birds. Several species of owls have been encountered here, plus the Large-tailed Nightjar, another nocturnal bird with a loud "chonk-chonk-chonk" call. Fireflies live in this forest. Though only seasonally numerous, we should meet some. This easy walk is on level pathways and wooden boardwalks. There will be a rest stop at the shelter over the scenic Tampines River.
People on a free guided tour of Pasir Ris mangroves by the Naked Hermit Crabs
Please note: Bring torchlight with batteries, poncho/raincoat/umbrella, fully-filled refillable water bottle, herbal mosquito repellent. Bring, poncho/raincoat/umbrella, water in your refillable water bottle, herbal mosquito repellent. Have an early dinner before coming. 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 number.

Time: 6.15 - 8.30pm, meet at 6.15pm outside the public toilet block at right side of Car Park C at end of Pasir Ris Green Road which is off Pasir Ris Drive 3 road.
Cost: $13 per pax (adult or kid). Free for kids age 5 yrs and below accompanying adult participants.
Website: http://cicadatree.blogspot.sg/2013/11/nov-2013-school-hols-walks.html