The next Love MacRitchie Walk with the NUS Toddycats! is happening on 15 July 2018, Sunday (8.30-11.30 am) at Venus Loop (Windsor Nature Park)! Now open for registration! Join the Toddycats in discovering the forest and its amazing wildlife. Come join us and learn about the conservation issues surrounding the proposed Cross Island MRT Line (CRL) through the … More Open for registration – Love MacRitchie Walk with NUS Toddycats! on 15 July 2018
Submit your questions by 30 June 2018 at http://tinyurl.com/lomf-30jun2018 Dear friends of the nature community and Love MacRitchie supporters, The Land Transport Authority (LTA) shared a press release on 9 June 2018 on the findings of the wildlife monitoring programme undertaken in the Central Catchment Nature Reserve (CCNR) during the soil investigation works for the Cross Island … More Invitation to ask LTA questions on Cross Island MRT Line development
The best way to understand a city is to walk through it – that’s the premise of Jane’s Walk, an international movement started in 2006 to celebrate the ideas of the late Jane Jacobs, a writer and activist who was passionate about humane urban design. We can’t agree more with this idea. Being a small … More Learning through Walking – Jane’s Walk feat. Love MacRitchie (May 2018)
It certainly doesn’t take size to wow. From fairylike damselflies to warriorlike spiders, it was the critters that stole the limelight in the NUS Toddycat’s first Love MacRitchie walk of the year! Some weren’t hard to spot at all – here’s a Malayan Lascar basking on a leaf. If its distinctive yellow-black banding was for … More Uncovering the amazing world of forest critters – Love MacRitchie Walk (February 2018)
In a rather rare turn of events, we spent our weekend not in the forests, but at Marina Barrage for Earth Fest 2018! It was an awesome experience interacting with everyone, sharing about our precious biodiversity and learning about fantastic environmental initiatives from other booths. As Earth Fest was all about championing sustainable development and … More Love MacRitchie goes to Earth Fest!
We’re going to Earth Fest 2018 (14 Jan @ Marina Barrage!) Love MacRitchie will be starting our 2018 off at Earth Fest! It’s a fair that showcases environmental sustainability from multiple perspectives, from food, eco-friendly products to reducing waste. Our part? We’ll be championing the appreciation and conservation of our forests and biodiversity – yet … More Earthfest 2018
“Korkor, is this a rubber seed?” “Yes.” “Is that a rubber seed too?” “Yep.” “How come this doesn’t have the same pattern?” Stumped. What is that? (Probably another rubber seed, on hindsight) “What’s under that leaf?” A mealybug, or woolly aphid, or something else perhaps. So low in the undergrowth and so far out from … More Discovering nature, and the spirit of discovery – Love MacRitchie Walk (December 2017)
What an exciting two weekends it was! As part of the Love Our MacRitchie Forest movement, NUS Toddycats held a series of “Friends of the Forest” conservation booths at various public libraries around Singapore to raise awareness of our forest biodiversity. After the fun-filled weekend at Jurong Regional Library and Central Public Library on 2nd and … More Friends of the Forest library booths – we did it!
Over the past weekend (2nd and 3rd September 2017), the children’s sections of Jurong Regional Library and Central Public Library went abuzz with the sights and sounds of our forests, as the NUS Toddycats brought in animal specimens from the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum for the “Friends of the Forest” conservation booths. These … More Friends of the Forest library booths – a mid-week update!
Planning for a weekend family outing? How about heading down to a nearby public library to learn more about our forest biodiversity? We will be holding a series of conservation exhibitions in public libraries this coming September! There’ll be plenty of interesting animal specimens and exciting hands-on activities for children. Don’t miss our storytelling session … More Friends of the Forest library booths (2, 3 and 10 Sep 2017)