11 Dec (Sun): Nite Critter Watch at Pasir Ris Mangrove Boardwalk

Join Cicada Tree Eco Place for this special kids' event. This location is very good for a wild 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 detect 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 cute 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.
Families at Pasir Ris mangrove boardwalk
Other exciting nocturnal critters to meet here include the Reticulated Python, Mangrove Pit-viper, Palm Civet, Large-tailed Nightjar 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. If there is still light, we will first visit the herb and butterfly garden before heading deep into the dark swamp.
  • 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.
  • All participants must 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: 6.30pm to 8.30pm.
Venue: Pasir Ris Park Mangrove Boardwalk. 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.
Cost: $13 per adult or kid. Free for participants’ kids aged 5 yrs and below.