10 Dec (Sat): Nite Critter Watch for kids at Singapore Botanic Garden

Join Cicada Tree Eco Place for this special kids' event. What critters go bump in the night? Where can we find them? SBG is a lush garden that is home to some of our smaller species of wildlife. We go looking for tadpoles in the well-planted ponds here which are nurseries for several species of frogs. Both insect and fruit-eating bats roost in the garden’s palm trees.
As dusk falls, kids can learn to use the bat detector to hear their echo-locating calls and observe how they capture their flying insect prey. The lovely Spotted Wood-owl, tiny Collared Scops-owl and loud Nightjar are night birds who live here. We will also be looking out for tinier night critters such as spiders, crickets and katydids.

This will be an easy walk on level paths.
  • 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: 6.45pm to 8.30pm.
Venue: Tanglin Gate Entrance of Singapore Botanic Garden (SBG). We meet at 6.30pm in the main lobby of the Botany Centre building of SBG entered 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 5 yrs and below.