We’ll be planting trees in October!

We continue our efforts to help establish a coastal forest at the Kranji Coastal Nature Park (KCNP) with soil prep and tree planting this October. Come, join us!

Do read the event description before you sign up, and do come prepared.

Event description and registration

With love, from Kranji Coastal Nature Park

NUS Toddycats wish Singapore a Happy 57th National Day from the Kranji Coastal Nature Park. It has been a rewarding 1.5 years of afforestation wok on this NUS-NParks project.

Help establish a coastal forest at Kranji Coastal Nature Park

Since November 2020, NUS Toddycats & Friends have been working to support NParks’ project to establish a coastal forest at Kranji Coastal Nature Park, which is part of Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve.

Coastal vegetation were mostly cleared by settlements and reclamation for the reservoir construction by the 1970’s. SBWR was extended to the western edge of Kranji Reservoir in 2014, and the problem of coastal erosion there was addressed with revetment works.

By 2020, scrub vegetation along the coast was cleared and NParks began to introduce a coastal forest. NUS Toddycats was excited to be part of the programme, having spent almost a decade cleaning that coast of accumulated marine trash in the 2000s.

Some 350 volunteers have toiled over soil preparation, tree planting and sapling protection action these past 18 months. It’s been a privilege and we are always glad to be able to invite new faces to this effort.

Here are five Saturday late afternoon dates you can sign up for; just register using the links below.

See you there!

Join us for Pedal Ubin this June (30 places x 2 days)!

NUS Toddycats offer free, guided bicycle rides through central Pulau Ubin annually during Pesta Ubin. We are pleased to share stories of nature, heritage and geography of the island for some two decades now. The event originated from a 1998 Ubin Challenge event.

This ride of fellowship is an enjoyable way to meet others and discover just some parts of the island through the simple joy of cycling!

This year, we are offering rides on Saturday 18th June or 25th June 2022, approximately 30 places each. We will meet at 8.00am in front of the Wayang stage at the Village centre, and end about 12.00pm, in time for lunch.
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/pedal-ubin-2022-explore-pulau-ubin-with-nus-toddycats-tickets-336105589867

For an idea of what the ride is like, see this video by Airani S, inspired by the 2019 photos of Kenneth Pinto.

Come say hi to NUS Toddycats! at FOB2022 (21-22 May 22, Botany Centre, SBG)

NUS Toddycats! are glad to be back in face to face action at the Festival of Biodiversity 2022!

The Festival of Biodiversity (FOB) is an annual biodiversity outreach event since 2012, by the National Parks Board in collaboration with the Biodiversity Roundtable. We are delighted to share stories with members of public curious about Singapore’s biodiversity during this event.

FOB2022 details:

  • Sat 21st & Sun 22nd May 2022
  • 9.00am – 6.00pm
  • Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens

The FOB2022 team warmed up with a visit to Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve where we refreshed ourselves with encounters with the flora and fauna, all in the good company of new and old friends!

The indoor preparatory workshop was held at LKCNHM where it was lovely to meet up with the NUS Toddycats! team once again. Activities and specimens combined with guiding tips shared by seniors made the learning event active and enjoyable!

FOB2022 is our first face-to-face outreach for the public in two years, and our volunteers are raring to share stories of our local biodiversity specimens.

Curious about wildlife in Singapore? Visit FOB2022 and chat with us and the many other nature groups at Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 21 – 22 May, 2022!

Fob2022

Cheers,
Theresa & Weiting
Toddycats FOB Organising Committee 2022