FREE Pasir Ris Mangrove Boardwalk Tours on 9th & 23rd June 2012

In collaboration with Naked Hermit Crabs, Mangrove Action Squad will be conducting free guided walks for the public at Pasir Ris mangrove boardwalk on  the 9th (Saturday) and on the 23rd (Saturday)  June 2012.

Join in the fun as we explore the magnificent mangrove and its wildlife on the boardwalk.

Learn more about the the mangrove ecosystem as you take a stroll on the boardwalk!

Curious visitors of Pasir Ris Mangroves having a look the fascinating mangrove animals and plants of Pasir Ris (Picture courtesy of Naked Hermit Crabs)

Take this opportunity to have a closer look at the mangrove fauna in Pasir Ris mangrove which includes some interesting animals such as…..

Mud-crab

Blue-spotted mudskipper seen in Pasir Ris Park. (Picture courtesy of Kok Sheng)

White-collared kingfisher (Picture courtesy of David Behrens).

If we are lucky, rarely seen animals such otters and mud lobsters could be observed!

Mud lobster (Picture courtesy of Ron Yeo)

The amazing array of mangrove plants  in Pasir Ris Park  is also not be forgotten. Join us as we talk about these amazing plants, their structural differences and adaptations to the muddy soils of the mangroves!

The iconic Rhizophora prop roots are to be seen in Pasir Ris! (Picture courtesy of Ron Yeo)

Why certain mangrove plants grow these pencil-like structures? We will tell you all about these presence of these roots. (Photo courtesy of Meredith Cosgrove)

Flowers of a Sonneratia. Aren’t they pretty? (Picture courtesy of Ria Tan from Wild Singapore)

Bright red flowers of Bruguiera gymnorrhiza which are blooming in June will be an interesting sight to see in Pasir Ris mangrove

Besides the tour, children visitors will  also have a chance to express their creativity and thoughts on the amazing plants and animals  of Pasir Ris mangrove with a coloring session. Colour pencils and papers will be provided.

A child’s interpretation of the biodiversity of Pasir Ris mangroves (Picture courtesy of Naked Hermit Crabs)

Kindly sign-up for the 23th June walk  HERE.

Details of the walks

Who and how many can sign up for the walks?

ALL are welcomed including families, small groups or  individuals! The more, the merrier!

Dates & times

 9th June 2012  (Saturday) Time: 11am-12.30pm (Morning/Afternoon walk)
23rd June  2012 (Saturday) Time: 5pm-6.30pm  (Evening walk)

Meeting point: Pasir Ris Park, Carpark C, meet near the first toilets nearest the entrance to the carpark. The meeting point is a short stroll from the Pasir Ris MRT station. Pasir Ris is a very long park with many carparks from A to E. Do look at the map to be sure you are heading for the correct carpark, Carpark C!

Kindly sign-up for the 23th June walk  HERE.

Looking forward to your sign-ups and your presence during our walks!
Other FAQs (adapted from FAQ of Naked Hermit Crabs)

Q: Suitable attire?
A: Comfortable outdoors clothes, cap/hat (on a sunny day) and normal walking shoes. There may be mosquitoes in the mangroves, so you might want to wear long pants and a long-sleeved shirt or bring your own mosquito repellent.

Q: What should I bring?
A: Rain gear, sunglasses (on a sunny day), camera, lots of water (at least 500ml) and snacks (especially for those prone to low blood sugar). If you want to continue to explore the mangroves on your own after our walk, you might want to bring a small torch (for evening walks only).

Q: What if I am late?
A: Just catch up with us on the boardwalk! We will start from the entrance closest to Carpark C (with red star on the image below) and take the first right turn towards the Mangrove Jetty on Sungei Tampines. We will end the walk near the pond.

See map http://www.streetdirectory.com/asia_travel/travel/travel_id_29787/travel_site_143129/

Q: What if it is bad weather (rain and/or thunderstorms) ?
A: This is a rain-or-shine event. Mangrove Action Squad members will be there at regardless of the weather. Unless it is a heavy rain with thunderstorms, usually we are able to resume the walk once the rain stops. Please come prepared with rainwear (raincoat, poncho). You make your own decision whether to come or not in the event of bad weather.

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About Mangrove Action Squad

Welcome to the Mangrove Action Squad (MAS) blog. The squad is very passionate about monitoring and conservation of mangroves of Singapore and we love to share our thoughts on the subject of mangroves.

Posted on May 31, 2012, in Mangrove People, Mangroves Education and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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