27 Nov (Fri): Nite Critter Watch for kids at Pasir Ris Mangrove Boardwalk

Join Cicada Tree Eco Place for this special kids' event. This location is very good for a night 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 in the forest here, such as the Dog-faced Watersnake, Spotted Wood-owl and more than 5 species of geckoes. 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. This easy walk is on level pathways and wooden boardwalks with no stairs. We will take a snack break at one of the shelters.

  • Remember to bring torchlight with batteries, poncho/raincoat/umbrella, fully-filled 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: Pasir Ris Park Mangrove Boardwalk. We meet at 6.15pm outside the public toilet building at right side of Car Park ‘C’ at end of Pasir Ris Green Road which is off Pasir Ris Drive 3 Road. This park is a 15 min walk from Pasir Ris MRT and bus interchange. Walk ends at 8.30pm back at starting point.
Cost: $13 per adult or kid. Free for participants’ kids aged 6 yrs and below.