30 Sep (Sat): Forest Clean-Up at Pulau Ubin

Open to the Public - Registration Needed

Pulau Ubin is an Important Bird and Biodiversity Area with various healthy habitats rich in animals and plants. Make a difference by helping to clean up its forest while learning about conservation issues and how you can become a better steward of nature.

More details on the NSS website.

Time: 9am to 12.30pm
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

30 Sep (Sat): Free Heritage Tree Tour at Sentosa Nature Discovery

Did you know Sentosa is home to more than 25 carefully-conserved heritage trees?
Come and join us for a FREE Nature Heritage Tree Tour happening every last Saturday of the month! Perfect for families who wants to spend quality time together and have fun learning!

Register and find out more by emailing nature@sentosa.com.sg

Time: 10am - 11am
Venue: Sentosa Nature Discovery, Imbiah Lookout
Website: https://www.sentosa.com.sg/State-Specials/Events/Free-Heritage-Tree-Tour-at-Sentosa-Nature-Discovery

30 Sep (Sat): What's in my sky?

Birdwatchers, join us in this free guided walk and learn to identify many amazing birds of different species that passes through or make Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve their home.
Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)

Limited to 20 persons. Register online.

Time: 9.30am - 11am
Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Wetland Centre
Please meet at Information Counter, Neo Tiew entrance
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

30 Sep (Sat): Learning Forest Tour

Attend our complimentary tour of The Learning Forest every Saturday of the Month starting 8 April as we showcase the biodiversity of our latest attraction.
The Learning Forest features a network of boardwalks and elevated walkways that allow visitors to explore habitats ranging from a freshwater forest wetland to a lowland rainforest. Visitors can learn about freshwater forest wetland ecosystems at the Keppel Discovery Wetlands and walk amongst a collection of some of the tallest tree species in Southeast Asia at the SPH Walk of Giants.

More details online.

Time: 9am - 10am
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Visitor Services at Tyersall Gate. Register 15 minute before session starts.
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

30 Sep (Sat): Creepy Crawlies and Herpy Derpies!

Creepy Crawlies, Reptiles and Amphibians are often thought of as scary or dangerous! But nothing could be further from the truth. These creatures are integral aspects of fully functioning ecosystems. Yet, they are regularly overlooked and even shunned by people.
So, to show how important and beautiful these creatures really are, HSS and ENSING are joining forces to bring you our first collaborative walk at Venus Loop. So what are you waiting for? Sign up!

The walk is free but registration is required online.

Time: 8am - 11am
Venue: Successful registrants will be informed of the Meeting Point via email. More details on their blog.
Website: https://herpsocsg.wordpress.com/

18-24 Sep: Highlights of the week ahead


Walks in wild places


Make a wild difference


For Nature Society (Singapore) members only


MORE events next week

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24 Sep (Sun): Fun with Otters at Marina Bay-Kallang River

Open to the Public - Registration Needed - Members & Family Priority

Eager to meet Singapore’s celebrity otters? The Bishan family of Smooth-coated Otters was voted a SG51 icon. Join otter enthusiast and wildlife photographer Bernard Seah to suss out our charismatic friends in the Marina Bay-Kallang River area. To optimise our chances of seeing them, we will form a WhatsApp group and advise on the meeting point on the morning of the event itself. All participants have to bring along personal mobility devices like bicycles or e-scooters to keep up with the otters.

More details on the NSS website.

Time: 7.30am - 10.30am
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

23 Sep (Sat): Birdwatching at Bukit Brown

Members Only

Join us in exploring Bukit Brown Chinese Cemetery for its birds. Sections of this unique and historical corner of Singapore have been closed off for road construction, but there are still interesting and undisturbed areas for birding. Expect to see a mix of parkland, open country and forest birds such as babblers, bulbuls, doves, flowerpeckers, parakeets, sunbirds and woodpeckers.

More details on the NSS website.

Time: 7.30am to 11.30am
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

23 Sep (Sat): Mangroves cum Coastal Clean-up at Ubin

Open to the Public - Registration Needed

Pulau Ubin is designated as an Important Bird and Biodiversity Area. In line with the Restore Ubin Mangroves (RUM) initiative, join us as we remove abandoned drift nets and marine debris that choke up Ubin’s coastline. This also prepares the selected sites for scientific surveys and RUM works; and ensures that our wildlife have the proper environment to thrive.

More details on the NSS website.

Time: 4pm - 7pm
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

23 Sep (Sat): A walk with your neighbours - the macaques of Bukit Timah

The long-tailed macaques are the most conspicuous animals at Bukit Timah. Although commonly seen, they are very misunderstood. Few seeing them realise anything about the social world these monkeys live in. They have kin networks, power struggles, friends, foes, and an otherwise complex social network. In many ways, they provide a mirror of our own sociality.
If you would like to learn more about your community and the interesting world of your neighbouring macaques at Macritchie, please join our free walk, led by experts from the Jane Goodall Institute Singapore.

Suitable for adults and children above 8 years.

More details and registration online.

Time: 5pm - 6.30pm
Venue: Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, BTNR Visitor Centre's Front Courtyard, Visitor Centre Front Courtyard
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

23 Sep (Sat): Race Against Time - Science behind a Botanic Garden Tour

This session introduces the research facilities at the Singapore Botanic Gardens such as the Library of Botany and Horticulture, Orchid and Micro-propagation laboratory and the Herbarium.
Highlights of this 45-minute tour includes a visit to the Herbarium which stores physical records of reference plant materials, some dating as far back as 1790. In addition, learn about our hybridization programme for orchids, a process introduced back in 1930’s by the then Director, R.E Holttum.

Limited to 25 people, for ages 9 and above.

This tour repeats every fourth Saturday. More details online.

Time: 10am, registration is required at the Service Desk 15-minutes before the scheduled start time.
Venue: Botany Centre, Tanglin Gate (nearest MRT is Orchard station)
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

23 Sep (Sat): What's in my mangroves?

Mangrove forests are living borders of the freshwater and salt water. Out of 73 true mangroves species worldwide, 22 can be found in Sungei Buloh.

Join this free morning walk and get to know the mangrove trees and plants of Sungei Buloh.

Limited to 20 participants. Register online.

Time: 9.30am - 11am
Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Visitor Centre. Please meet at the Information Counter, Kranji Way entrance
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

23 Sep (Sat): Malay guided tour at Sungei Buloh

Join us for a morning guided walk around the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Extension boardwalk
This guided walk is suitable for everyone, including families with children.

The walk will be cancelled in the event of rain. Number of participants is limited to 20 people. Minimum number of participants is 5. Register online.

Time: 9am - 10.30am
Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Wetland Centre. Please meet at the Information Counter, Kranji Way entrance
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

23 Sep (Sat): Trees of the Fort

Did you know that a Kapok tree can grow up to 40 metres high? Let our nature-loving guides bring you on a journey to find out more about our heritage trees and other beautiful trees like the towering Kapok, flaky Gelam and magnificent Madras Thorn!
This is part of the ‘Connecting with Nature’ programmes featuring a series of educational activities in our parks where you and your family can learn and appreciate nature.

More details and registration online.

Time: 10am -11.30am
Venue: Meeting Point, Roundabout, between Fort Canning Art Center and Hotel Fort Canning.
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

23 Sep (Sat): Nature Appreciation Walk at Windsor Nature Park

Ideally situated at the perimeter of Central Catchment Nature Reserve, the 75-hectare Windsor Nature Park is the gateway to the rich biodiversity of the largest nature reserve in Singapore. The nature park was developed as a green buffer to help reduce visitorship pressures and man-made disturbances currently experienced by the nature reserve
Through this guided walk, you will gain a greater appreciation of Singapore’s rich natural heritage and the need to protect it for future generations. Come join us and discover the importance of Windsor Nature Park as a buffer to the Central Catchment Nature Reserve.

More details and registration online.

Time: 9.30am - 10.30am
Venue: Meet at Windsor Nature Park Pavilion
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

23 Sep (Sat): Learning Forest Tour

Attend our complimentary tour of The Learning Forest every Saturday of the Month starting 8 April as we showcase the biodiversity of our latest attraction.
The Learning Forest features a network of boardwalks and elevated walkways that allow visitors to explore habitats ranging from a freshwater forest wetland to a lowland rainforest. Visitors can learn about freshwater forest wetland ecosystems at the Keppel Discovery Wetlands and walk amongst a collection of some of the tallest tree species in Southeast Asia at the SPH Walk of Giants.

More details online.

Time: 9am - 10am
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Visitor Services at Tyersall Gate. Register 15 minute before session starts.
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

11-17 Sep: Highlights of the week ahead

Walks in wild places


For Nature Society (Singapore) members only



MORE events next week

MORE events for the month ahead.

17 Sep (Sun): Butterfly Walk at Bukit Panjang Park

Open to the Public

Led by Simon Chan of the Butterfly and Insect Group, this will be our third outing to Bukit Panjang Park. It has been four years since condominiums were built alongside the park. The site is in the neighbourhood of the forests at Dairy Farm and Chestnut Nature Park. It will be interesting to assess if its butterfly life is still as vibrant as prior to condominium construction. Butterflies seen in the past include Horsfield’s Baron, Plain Nawab, Bigg’s Brownie, Autumn Leaf, Grey Pansy, Blue Pansy, Chestnut Bob and dayflying moths.

More details on the NSS website.

Time: 9.30am - 11.30am
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

17 Sep (Sun): Love MacRitchie Walk by Toddycats - Venus Drive

Join the NUS Toddycats of Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum in discovering the forest! Learn about amazing plants and animals living in our backyard as part of the Love Our MacRitchie Forest movement.
Come join us and learn about the conservation issues surrounding the proposed Cross Island MRT Line (CRL) through the Central Catchment Nature Reserve.

The forest trail at Venus Loop is a dirt path, which is relatively level and suitable for children and the elderly. Be prepared for some mud.

This guided walk is conducted by volunteers and is free-of-charge. Limited spaces available.

More details and registration online.

Time: 8.30am - 11.30am
Venue: Windsor Nature Park's drop off point, Venus Drive
Website: http://lovemacritchie.wordpress.com/

16 Sep (Sat): Nocturnal Wildlife Spotting at Bukit Batok Nature Park

For Nature Society (Singapore) members only

Join Tony O'Dempsey of the Vertebrate Study Group to explore the well-established secondary forest of this 36-hectare park. We will walk pass a quarry pool and war memorial at the top of the hill. Possible sightings include bats, civets, colugos, snakes and frogs.

Children should be 6 years old and above.

More details and registration on the NSS website.

Time: 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

16 Sep (Sat): Watching Ants, Beetles & Bees at Windsor Nature Park

Open to the Public - Registration Needed

Join insect experts from the Entomological Network of Singapore (ENSING) for a walk at Windsor Nature Park. Entomologists Mark Wong, Sean Yap and Chui Shao Xiong will share the biology and ecological importance of ants, beetles and bees, corresponding to their respective fields of study.

More details on the NSS website.

Time: 10am - 12noon
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

16 Sep (Sat): Old Turf Club-Bukit Timah Ramble

For Nature Society (Singapore) members only

Update: This activity has been postponed. Message from NSS "Postponement of Old Turf Club-Bukit Timah Ramble. It is to our regret that due to last minute commitments by the trip leaders, the following ramble will be postponed to another date. We will post the new trip on our website and Facebook pages once the date has been confirmed."

The walk will be led by P Pandian/Sutari Supari. We will explore and ramble the 10 km Bukit Timah grounds and enjoy birds, insects, plants, trees and nature appreciation at the Old Singapore Turf Club and its environs. Not suitable for children below 12 years old.

More details on the NSS website.

Time: 8am
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

16 Sep (Sat): A walk with your neighbours: The macaques of Lower Peirce

The long-tailed macaques are the most conspicuous animals at Lower Peirce Reservoir Park. Although commonly seen, they are very misunderstood. Few seeing them realise anything about the social world these monkeys live in. They have kin networks, power struggles, friends, foes, and an otherwise complex social network. In many ways, they provide a mirror of our own society.
If you would like to learn more about your community and the interesting world of your neighbouring macaques at Lower Peirce, please join our walk which is led by experts from the Jane Goodall Institute Singapore.

Register at sg.monkey.walk@gmail.com, at least 3 days in advance. Do provide us with your preferred date, name, contact number (in case of cancellation, we will contact you), number of adult and children participants (maximum 5 participants per registration).

Upon receiving your registration, we will reply with a confirmation email. The walk will be cancelled if there is bad weather 45 minutes before the walk. Thank you.

More details on the NParks website.

Time: 5pm - 6.30pm
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

16 Sep (Sat): Art in Nature at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Get ready to busy yourself with sketchpads and paint brushes at Dairy Farm Nature Park. Volunteer leader, Jerome Pang will be sharing and guiding volunteers and participants to develop their art skills while raising awareness on conservation and native biodiversity.
Suitable for adults with art background. Each session a maximum of 15 people.

More details and registration online.

Time: 9am - 12noon
Venue: Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Seminar/Meeting Room
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

16 Sep (Sat): Kampong Tour at Pulau Ubin

Take a walk with us to experience Ubin's wonderful natural and cultural heritage. The 2.2km trail takes about 2 hours to complete. The tour will start at the Ubin-HSBC Volunteer Hub and take you through the spice trees around Jelutong campsite, Butterfly Hill, Pekan Quarry, Sensory Trail Ponds, Kampong House, Old Bin Kiang School site, Toa Pek Kong Temple and end at the Wayang Stage. You will hear about the use of spices in cooking and the interesting history of the different sites.
Do you know what the Ubin-HSBC Volunteer Hub was in the 1970s? When was the Toa Pek Kong Temple built? If you would like to know, then this is an excellent introduction to the heritage of the island.

For all ages, children under the age of 13 to be under parental/guardian guidance.

Limited to 4 groups, each group a maximum of 15 people. Register online.

Time: 9.30 - 11.30am
Venue: Meet at Ubin-HSBC Volunteer Hub, a 10-min walk from Ubin Jetty. More on how to get to Pulau Ubin.
Cost: Guided tours charges: SGD$60.00 / Group (for a maximum of 15 people) Only payment via cheque are allowed until further notice. 4 groups per day allowed, each group can accommodate a maximum of 15 people
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

16 Sep (Sat): Ubin Rustic Reflections Tour

This tour takes approximately 2 hours. It starts at the Assembly Area before proceeding to the former Bin Kiang School site. You will then head over to the Sensory Trail pond to learn about the habitat restoration efforts before making stops at Pulau Ubin’s former headman’s house and Kampung Melayu.
Tour participants will also visit a rubber plantation that once supplied Singapore, and possibly the region, with latex, and learn more about the different plants that played a major role in shaping this country’s culinary delights at the Ubin Fruit Orchard before ending the tour at Teck Seng’s Place – a restored Chinese kampung house.

For all ages, children under the age of 13 to be under parental/guardian guidance.

Limited to 2 groups, each group a maximum of 15 people. More details and registration online.

Time: 9.30 - 11.30am
Venue: Meet at Ubin-HSBC Volunteer Hub, a 10-min walk from Ubin Jetty. More on how to get to Pulau Ubin.
Cost: Guided tours charges: SGD$60.00 / Group (for a maximum of 15 people) Only payment via cheque are allowed until further notice. 4 groups per day allowed, each group can accommodate a maximum of 15 people
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

16 Sep (Sat): Nature Sketching in the Gardens with Pui San

Enjoy nature creatively through this engaging, fun and therapeutic activity. Join our volunteer artist, Mr Tham Pui San, as he teaches and guides you in acquiring drawing and observation skills to equip you for an interesting journey of nature appreciation.
This event is held every third Saturday of every alternate month

More details on the NParks website.

Time: 9am - 11am
Venue: Meet at the Service Desk, Botany Centre (Tanglin Entrance). Registration is required 15mins before the activity on a first-come-first-served basis at the desk. Limited to maximum 20 adults per session.
Website: http://www.sbg.org.sg/
Contact: 6471 7361 and NParks_SBG_Visitor_Services@nparks.gov.sg

16 Sep (Sat): What's in my water?

What's that swimming in the water? A fish, a worm, an insect or a crocodile!? Join us for an interesting morning walk getting to know the creatures and plants that lives in and around the water edges of Sungei Buloh.
Living crocodile at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, 8 Mar 2015

Limited to 20 participants. Register online.

Time: 9.30am - 11am
Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Visitor Centre. Please meet at Information Counter, Visitor Centre (Kranji Way entrance)
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

16 Sep (Sat): Nature Appreciation Walk at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Join this free Guided Nature Appreciation Walk to find out more about the flora and fauna that can be found in the reserve!
Experience nature in its pristine form at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, which is a mere 12 km from the bustling city centre. By virtue of Singapore’s location on the equatorial belt, the reserve has one of the richest and most diverse ecological systems.

More information and registration online.

Time: 9.30am - 10.30am.
Venue: Bukit Timah Nature Reserve (Visitor Centre)
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

16 Sep (Sat): National Orchid Garden guided tour

Spend an hour with our volunteer guides as they introduce how orchids are the largest flowering group of plants in the world. Visit the collection of hybrids and species that in collection of the National Orchid Garden.
Full map at http://www.sbg.org.sg/map_nog.htm

This walk is conducted by the volunteers of the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

A tour in Mandarin is also conducted at 4pm.

More details online.

Time: 9am, 10am, 11am (English) and 4pm (Mandarin). Register 15 minutes before the tour starts. Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis.
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Visitor Services Desk at Nassim Gate
Cost: While the tour is free, admission charges to the Orchid Garden applies: $5/adult, $1/student, $1/senior citizens (above 60 years), Child below 12 years - Free
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/`

16 Sep (Sat): Bird Watching along the Southern Ridges

Join us for this free birdwatching tour at the Southern Ridges, where up to 43 species of birds have been spotted so far. Volunteer guides from STMicroelectronics will take you through the Forest Walk and the Singing Forest in search of these beautiful birds. Do bring along a pair of binoculars or a camera with a zoom function for a better experience.

Maximum group size 40 persons.

More details and registration online.

Time: 7.30am - 9.30am
Meeting Point: Mount Faber Park, Entrance of Henderson Waves
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

16 Sep (Sat): Learning Forest Tour

Attend our complimentary tour of The Learning Forest every Saturday of the Month starting 8 April as we showcase the biodiversity of our latest attraction.
The Learning Forest features a network of boardwalks and elevated walkways that allow visitors to explore habitats ranging from a freshwater forest wetland to a lowland rainforest. Visitors can learn about freshwater forest wetland ecosystems at the Keppel Discovery Wetlands and walk amongst a collection of some of the tallest tree species in Southeast Asia at the SPH Walk of Giants.

More details online.

Time: 9am - 10am
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Visitor Services at Tyersall Gate. Register 15 minute before session starts.
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

4-10 Sep: Highlights of the week ahead

For kids and the family



Walks in wild places



Make a wild difference




MORE events next week

MORE events for the month ahead.

10 Sep (Sun): Horseshoe Crab Rescue & Research Programme

Open to the Public - Registration Needed

Horseshoe crabs (HSC) are in decline globally due to habitat loss, poaching and overfishing. They get trapped in abandoned nets and need our help to free them. NSS aims to continually monitor our local HSC population to ensure that they stay around for generations to come.

More details on the NSS website.

Time: 8am - 11am
Website: http://www.nss.org.sg/
Contact: email contact@nss.org.sg or call 6741 2036.

10 Sep (Sun): Friends of the Forest with Love Our MacRitchie Forest

Specially for kids. Visit the Love our MacRitchie Forest conservation booth at the library. There’ll be plenty of interesting animal specimens and exciting hands-on activities for children.

No registration is required for these exhibitions. See you there!

Time: 10am-6pm
Venue: Queenstown Public Library
Website: https://lovemacritchie.wordpress.com/2017/08/20/friends-of-the-forest-library-exhibitions-2-3-and-10-sep-2017/

9 Sep (Sat): A walk with your neighbours - the macaques of MacRitchie

The long-tailed macaques are the most conspicuous animals at Macritchie Reservoir Park. Although commonly seen, they are very misunderstood. Few seeing them realise anything about the social world these monkeys live in. They have kin networks, power struggles, friends, foes, and an otherwise complex social network. In many ways, they provide a mirror of our own sociality.
If you would like to learn more about your community and the interesting world of your neighbouring macaques at Macritchie, please join our free walk, led by experts from the Jane Goodall Institute Singapore.

Suitable for adults and children above 8 years.

More details and register online.

Time: 5pm - 6.30pm
Venue: Meet at Mushroom Cafe at Macritchie Reservoir Park. The walk will be at Macritchie Reservoir Park, Lawn @ Paddle Lodge
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

9 Sep (Sat): Wonderful World of Waders at Sungei Buloh

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve anticipates the arrival of our migratory friends and host an annual celebration to welcome them. There will be myriad activities from art and photo exhibitions, workshops, interactive family games to bird viewing stations.
Come join us at the Visitor Centre from 9am to 3pm.

More details on the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve webpage.

9 Sep (Sat): Rain Forest Tour at the Singapore Botanic Gardens

Discover the enchantment of our tropical rain forest with our volunteer guides in this one-hour tour.

Tours in Mandarin are available at 10am and 4pm.

This walk is conducted by the volunteer guides of NPark's Singapore Botanic Gardens and is held every second Saturday of the month. More details online.

Time: 9am, 10am, 11am and 4pm; Register 15 minutes before the tour at the Visitor Centre, Nassim Gate.
Tour duration: One hour.
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

9 Sep (Sat): Plants and Their Habitats -- a guided tour for kids

Just like us, plants need a home to provide themselves with food and shelter. Plant habitats are diverse, which include gardens, ponds and even deserts.
During this tour, children will be led to observe different plant habitats and explore the features of plants and understand how certain adaptations help plants survive.

Suitable for children in K1 - P6 levels. Register online.

Time: 10am - 11am
Venue: Botany Centre, Tanglin Core of the Singapore Botanic Gardens
Cost: $6 per child and $6 per accompanying adult. Please make the payment on the spot on the event date itself.
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

9 Sep (Sat): Prawn and Fish Harvesting Demo at Sungei Buloh

Once again we bring you on a journey back to the past, where the history of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve as prawn and fish farms is one not to be ignored. The importance of mangroves as a spawning place and nursery for prawns and other life played an important role in shaping Sungei Buloh today. The traditional method of prawn harvesting will be demonstrated and how the tidal influence play a part in this activity will be brought to life.
Please be at the Wetland Centre (Neo Tiew entrance), Information Counter by 9.30 am. You will be led by a guide to the demonstration site.

Limited to 30 persons. Registration required online.

Time: 9am - 11am
Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Wetland Centre. Meet at Information Counter (Neo Tiew Crescent)
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

9 Sep (Sat): What's in my mangroves?

Mangrove forests are living borders of the freshwater and salt water. Out of 73 true mangroves species worldwide, 22 can be found in Sungei Buloh.

Join this free morning walk and get to know the mangrove trees and plants of Sungei Buloh.

Limited to 20 participants. Register online.

Time: 9.30am - 11am
Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Visitor Centre. Please meet at the Information Counter, Kranji Way entrance
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

9 Sep (Sat): Learning Forest Tour

Attend our complimentary tour of The Learning Forest every Saturday of the Month starting 8 April as we showcase the biodiversity of our latest attraction.
The Learning Forest features a network of boardwalks and elevated walkways that allow visitors to explore habitats ranging from a freshwater forest wetland to a lowland rainforest. Visitors can learn about freshwater forest wetland ecosystems at the Keppel Discovery Wetlands and walk amongst a collection of some of the tallest tree species in Southeast Asia at the SPH Walk of Giants.

More details online.

Time: 9am - 10am
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Visitor Services at Tyersall Gate. Register 15 minute before session starts.
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

9 Sep (Sat): Waders Watch Workshop

A signature workshop only available during the migratory season! Sign up for our ever popular "Waders Watch Workshop" to learn more about identification and habits of our feathered travellers. The workshop starts with an introduction to bird watching followed by participants proceeding to the reserve to practise their newly learnt skills.
Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
Children, 5 years and above, can certainly join in the fun along with their families.

Limited to 20 participants. Registration online.

Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm
Venue: Theatrette, Wetland Centre, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

8 Sep (Fri): Nite Critter Watch 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 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.
Lesser dog-faced fruit bat (Cynopterus brachyotis)
As dusk falls, kids can learn to use the bat detector to hear their echo-locating calls. The lovely Spotted Wood-owl and tiny Collared Scops-owl live here. Nocturnal insects that we may see include a variety of moths and bush crickets, and hopefully even a stick insect. We will 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.

For the whole family. Single adults welcome but there will be kids. All kids must be accompanied by at least 1 adult guardian. Kids get info-sheets and native wildlife stickers

More info and registration online.

Time: 6.15pm to 8.30pm.
Venue: Tanglin Gate entrance of Singapore Botanic Garden.
Cost: $13 per pax (same for both adults and kids). Free for participants’ kids aged 6 yrs and below. Payment in cash or cheque will be collected in person at the activity. Cheques to be made payable to "Cicada Tree Eco-Place"

8 Sep (Fri): Dragons and Damsels in Our Wetlands - a guided tour for kids

Did you know that dragonflies are among one of the most ancient winged insects in the world?
Dragonfly
With body structures that have remain largely unchanged since the Jurassic age, these fighter jets of the insect world help to keep the population of insects in check, and are an indicator for the health of our environment. Join us at the Keppel Discovery Wetlands of the Singapore Botanic Gardens’ Learning Forest to learn how the plants and animals have adapted to this wetland habitat, discover the differences between dragonflies and damselflies, and challenge yourself to identifying the many species of ‘dragons’ and ‘damsels’ that can be found here!

Suitable for children in K1-P6

More details and registration online.

Time: 10am - 11am
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Visitor Services at Tyersall Gate, Learning Forest, Tyersall Core of the Singapore Botanic Gardens
Cost: $6 per child and $6 per accompanying adult
Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/

7 Sep (Thu): Nature Keeper Camp for kids

Designed to stimulate the interest of the young and inculcate in them an appreciation of our forests. This one-day Nature Keeper Camp aims to nurture young minds in active protection and conservation of our natural heritage.

Suitable for children 7 - 11 years old (Primary 1 to 5)
Minimum of 12 children, maximum of 40 children.
Parents are to drop off their children and pick them back up after the programme is over.

More details and registration online.

Time: 9am - 5pm
Venue: Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, BTNR Visitor Centre's Front Courtyard (Actual venue location will be shared in confirmation email one week prior to the camp).
Cost: $25 per child (includes all materials, tea breaks and lunch)
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

7 Sep (Thu): “Love MacRitchie” Free Public Walk by Cicada Tree Eco-Place

A free public guided nature walk to Venus Forest at Windsor Nature Park conducted by Cicada Tree Eco-Place.
Suitable for children 6 years and older.
Walk along the pristine stream to spot the many amazing creatures which call this rainforest home. Hidden within the stream are many animals like soft-shell turtles, freshwater crabs, terrapins, fishing spiders and amphibians that depend on clear, unpolluted freshwater streams for survival. You might also spot long-tailed macaques, clouded monitor lizards, gliding lizards, treeshrews, emerald doves, racket-tailed drongos and many other birds, butterflies and insects. Various plants and trees that are home and food for our forest fauna can also be seen on this walk. These included huge terentang trees, fig trees, and tall bamboo groves.The wild rainforest is an open science museum and a living house of biodiversity.

Come with us, and learn more about this rainforest. Feel our natural heritage at risk.

More details and registration online.

Time: 9am to 11am
Meeting point: Windsor Nature Park. 30 Venus Road
Website: https://www.facebook.com/cicadatreeecoplace/ and http://lovemacritchie.wordpress.com/

6 Sep (Wed): Grow With Nature” Drama for kids -- The Seeds

Through nature, we can learn and grow in character. The rich biodiversity in nature makes it a good teaching tool to develop children’s character through dramatization. Children will be encouraged to care for nature and to be aware of its biodiversity. Learn why you should think before you act in this workshop.
Suitable for children in K1 – P6 Levels.

More details and register online.

Time: 10am - 11am
Cost: $10 per child
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Visitor Services Desk at Tanglin Gate Botany Centre
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

5 Sep (Tue): Nature Keeper Camp for kids

Designed to stimulate the interest of the young and inculcate in them an appreciation of our forests. This one-day Nature Keeper Camp aims to nurture young minds in active protection and conservation of our natural heritage.

Suitable for children 7 - 11 years old (Primary 1 to 5)
Minimum of 12 children, maximum of 40 children.
Parents are to drop off their children and pick them back up after the programme is over.

More details and registration online.

Time: 9am - 5pm
Venue: Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, BTNR Visitor Centre's Front Courtyard (Actual venue location will be shared in confirmation email one week prior to the camp).
Cost: $25 per child (includes all materials, tea breaks and lunch)
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/