Toddycats are back with Love MacRitchie Walks 2014!

Toddycats are back with our Love MacRitchie Walks for 2014! The three guided walks we conducted at Venus Loop last year received overwhelming response and much positive feedback. With our crew of 20 veteran and novice guides, we managed to reach out to 64 participants (majority from the NUS community). We even helped train MacRitchie advocates from NIE and Singapore American School, who then went on to bring the Love MacRitchie Walks to a wider audience.

Toddycats with MacRitchie advocates from NIE and SAS during the guiding workshop held on 5 Oct 2013.

Toddycats with MacRitchie advocates from NIE and SAS during the guiding workshop – 5 Oct 2013. Photo by Chloe Tan.

This year, Toddycats are striving to beef up our pool of trained guides, explore new trails at MacRitchie, and hold more guided walks regularly for members of the public. Each of these walks will be able to accommodate up to 25 participants. You can look forward to hearing wonderful stories about the plants and animals of MacRitchie Forest!

Spotted Keelback (Xenochrophis maculatus) at Venus Loop during the guiding workshop on 5 Oct 2013

Spotted Keelback (Xenochrophis maculatus) at Venus Loop during the guiding workshop – 5 Oct 2013. Photo by Marcus Ng.

A spreadwing damselfy (family Lestidae) spotted on the Love MacRitchie Walk 19 Oct 2013. Photo by Marcus Ng.

A spreadwing damselfy (family Lestidae) spotted during a walk – 19 Oct 2013. Photo by Marcus Ng.

Little Wyn and Toddycat guide Chloe Tan holding leaves of the Giant Macaranga (Macaranga gigantea) at the Love MacRitchie Walk 26 Oct 2013. Photo by Lim Sun Sun.

Little Wyn and Toddycat guide Chloe Tan holding leaves of the Giant Macaranga (Macaranga gigantea) – 26 Oct 2013. Photo by Lim Sun Sun.

Malayan Colugo (Cynocephalus variegatus) mother and her baby spotted during a Toddycats visit to Petai Trail - 18 Jan 2014. Photo by Chloe Tan.

Malayan Colugo (Cynocephalus variegatus) mother and her baby spotted during a Toddycats visit to Petai Trail – 18 Jan 2014. Photo by Chloe Tan.

Here’s a tentative schedule for the Love MacRitchie Walks series for the first half of 2014:

  • 8 Feb – Guiding workshop at Venus Loop (for Toddycats only)
  • 15 Feb – Love MacRitchie Walk at Venus Loop
  • 1 Mar – Love MacRitchie Walk at Petai Trail
  • 15 Mar – Love MacRitchie Walk at Venus Loop
  • 29 Mar – Love MacRitchie Walk at Venus Loop
  • 12 Apr – Love MacRitchie Walk at Venus Loop

Stay tuned to lovemacritchie.wordpress.com/love-macritchie-walks and like us on Facebook for updates on registration details.

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