Tuesday, May 29, 2012

2 Jun (Sat): FREE Pasir Ris Mangrove boardwalk tour with the Naked Hermit Crabs

Specially for kids and the family! Come explore the Pasir Ris mangrove boardwalk this weekend with us! There's lots to see: cute crabs, naughty mudskippers, huge herons and slithery snakes!
Liam (12 and a half) and Skylar (9 and a half) shared this lovely drawing of what we did and saw during our walk on 17 Mar.
Naked Hermit Crabs Guestbook (Pasir Ris 17 Mar 2012)
We are offering this FREE walk on: 2 June (Sat) as well as on 30 June (Sat).

Monday, May 28, 2012

The Crabs at the Festival of Biodiversity (26-27 May)

The Naked Hermit Crabs were busy at the Marine Exhibition during the Festival of Biodiversity last weekend.
We are fortunate to have Pei Yan to share about our marine life with the President, who graced the event.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

26-27 May - Festival of Biodiversity

The Crabs are really excited to be participating in the Festival of Biodiversity this coming Saturday and Sunday. There is a host of activities to suit all ages at the Festival. If you have time this weekend, pop over to the Singapore Botanic Gardens with your buddies and loved ones, and come find out more about the diversity of plants and animals that can be found in our natural areas. We just want to CELEBRATE!

Dates: 26 May (Sat) and 27 May (Sun)
Time: 9am - 6pm
Venue: Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens
Website: http://festivalofbiodiversitysingapore.wordpress.com/

More blog posts about the Festival:

1. Full list of activities at the Festival:

2. Participate in the Symposium - http://wildshores.blogspot.com/2012/05/26-may-sat-conserving-our-biodiversity.html

3. Lots of activities for the kids:
- Awesome marine colouring sheet for the kids - http://wildshores.blogspot.com/2012/05/awesome-marine-colouring-sheet-get-it.html
- see the collection of hand-made soft-toys of marine animals, Ms Soctupus and Friends - http://wildshores.blogspot.com/2012/05/meet-ms-soctopus-and-friends-at.html

4. Attend Ivan's talk, titled "Bodies of evidence: A morbid celebration of biodiversity" - http://lazy-lizard-tales.blogspot.com/2012/05/shameless-self-promotion.html

There are so many more activities happening over the 2 days. See you there!

Monday, May 14, 2012

June evenings at the Pasir Ris Mangrove boardwalk with the Naked Hermit Crabs

Join us in June to explore the fascinating mangroves at Pasir Ris Park! The boardwalk allows a closer look at the mangroves and it's open even at night!
Kids have lots of fun spotting and learning about mangrove
creatures from the boardwalk!
Liam (12 and a half) and Skylar (9 and a half) shared this lovely drawing of what we did and saw during our walk on 17 Mar.
Naked Hermit Crabs Guestbook (Pasir Ris 17 Mar 2012)
We are offering this FREE walk on: 2 June (Sat) and 30 June (Sat). What can we see at Pasir Ris? And more details about our walk!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Breakfast with Wild Boar and Sunshine on the Shores

It was a really hot and sunny morning. But that didn't deter many people, who made it for our guided walk out on the Chek Jawa boardwalk. Today, we had a big group from Temasek Polytechnic, here to gain some insight into the possible impact of tourism on the environment, as well as several families and other groups who had signed up for this tour.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Announcement - Chek Jawa Boardwalk trip on 12th May (and a belated blog post)

We're ready to accept signups for our next Chek Jawa Boardwalk trip on 12th May. Click here to access our online registration site. We will follow-up with an email to confirm the booking.

Update on 8 May: Registration for the trip on 12th May is closed. Please sign up for the trips in June and July instead.

More about our Chek Jawa Boardwalk trips:
Our outings are always entertaining and educational. They are suitable for kids and grown-ups alike. The Crabs just want to share our knowledge of mangroves and natural shorelines with you as part of ongoing efforts to create public awareness of inter-tidal biodiversity. Even though we are not going down to the shore at this outing, there is still much to see and enjoy. There are monitor lizards, fiddler crabs, shore birds, spiders, rare plants, wild boars, mudskippers and lots of fruit trees. If we are lucky, we might even spot the Oriental Pied Hornbill and White-bellied Sea Eagle.

Dates: 12th May 2012 (Saturday) 
Time: 9:30 a.m. 
Duration: about 2 hours 
Meeting Place: Chek Jawa Information Kiosk, Pulau Ubin 
Cost: The Crabs do not charge for the trip but you will have to pay for the bumboat and taxi rides to get to Chek Jawa.