25 Nov (Wed): Nite Critter Watch for kids at Singapore Botanic Garden

Join Cicada Tree Eco Place for this special kids' event. The Singapore Botanic Gardens is a lovely old garden created almost 200 years ago. It still retains its original primary rainforest patch. Although now totally surrounded by housing, busy roads and more development, this lush garden is home to our smaller species of wildlife.

The well-vegetated ponds here are nurseries for several species of frogs; both insect and fruit eating bats roost in the palm trees; and many fruit-eating birds arrive when the fig trees are figging. The rainforest patch is home to one of our large owls, the Spotted Wood-owl. On this night walk, we will walk the easy pathways to visit the ponds and other corners of the garden to search for its nocturnal wild inhabitants.
  • Remember to bring torchlight with batteries, poncho/raincoat/umbrella, refillable water bottle, herbal mosquito repellent (eg: Moz-Away “Natural” from Guardian Pharmacy).
  • Do have an early dinner before coming.
  • Please wear full-length long pants, long-sleeved cotton shirt, socks and fully covered shoes.
  • Your nocturnal nature guide is Andrew Tay

Registration: pls email Celine Low at contact@cicadatree.org.sg with names of participants, kids' ages and your mobile no.

Time: 6.15pm to 8.30pm.
Venue: Tanglin Gate Entrance of Singapore Botanic Garden (SBG). We meet at 6.15pm inside the Botany Centre building of SBG, enter via the garden’s Tanglin Gate entrance opposite Gleneagles Hospital at Napier Road. GENTLE REMINDER: DO NOT go to the nassim gate entrance visitor centre.
Cost: $13 per adult or kid. Free for participants’ kids aged 6 yrs and below.