14 Mar (Wed): Nite Wild Critter Watch at Singapore Botanic Garden

Join Cicada Tree Eco Place at the Singapore Botanic Gardens (SBG), 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 still home to our smaller species of wildlife. The well-vegetated ponds here are nurseries for several species of frogs, and both insect and fruit eating bats roost in the garden’s palm trees.
As dusk falls, kids learn to use our bat detector to hear their echo-locating calls. The lovely Spotted Wood-owl, Buffy Fish-owl and tinier Collared Scops-owl all live here. We then walk the easy pathways to visit the ponds and other corners of the garden to meet other nite critters who live here such as the Four-lined Treefrog and Large-tailed Nightjar, plus maybe also encounter sleeping snakes and monitor lizards! We will end our walk back at our starting point in the lobby of Botany Centre.

This easy walk is on level pathways and wooden boardwalks with no stairs.

All kids must be accompanied by at least 1 adult guardian. Kids get info-sheets and native wildlife stickers.

More details and tickets on the facebook events page

Time: 6.15pm - 8.30pm
Venue: Tanglin Gate entrance of Singapore Botanic Garden (SBG)
We meet at 6.15pm in the main lobby (outside the souvenir shop) of the Botany Centre building of SBG entered via the garden’s Tanglin Gate entrance opposite Gleneagles Hospital at Napier Road.
Address: No.1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569
Cost: $13 per participant (adult or child). Free for children aged 6 years and below. Payment in cash or cheque will be collected in person at the activity. Cheque to be made payable to: ‘Cicada Tree Eco-Place’