Back in full force

29th August walk. Photo by Jacqueline Chua
29th August walk. Photo by Jacqueline Chua

We have launched our opening walks last weekend!

The greater racket-tailed drongo (Dicrurus paradiseus), spotted on the Petai Trail. Photo by Aw Jeanice
The greater racket-tailed drongo (Dicrurus paradiseus), spotted on the Petai Trail. Photo by Aw Jeanice

Once again, the greater racket-tailed drongos (Dicrurus paradiseus)  never failed to make an appearance on our walks. Could be that they are exhilarated that we are named after them… Of course I’m kidding.

Green Crested Lizard (Bronchocela cristatella). Photo by Emmanuel Goh
Green Crested Lizard (Bronchocela cristatella). Photo by Emmanuel Goh

We had a surprise visit by a very photogenic green crested lizard (Bronchocela cristatella). This native lizard is so hard to find, because of possible competition from the widespread changeable lizard (Calotes versicolor), that is has mostly retired to the nature reserves and only a handful of parks. Learn more about invasive species and their impacts here.

To see more of the cool stuff we saw on our adventures such as the twin-barred tree snake (Chrysopelea pelias), check out (and follow) our flickr page.

Choo Rui Zhi sketching away. Photo by Aw Jeanice
Choo Rui Zhi sketching away. Photo by Aw Jeanice

On our trail this opening weekend is a fellow NUS student, Choo Rui Zhi, a talented sketch artist. He picked up this hobby during his travels, starting out with sketches of cityscapes. Keen to explore drawings of nature, he was diligently drawing plant forms during the trail. If you are interested in his work, you can visit his @messy_lines instagram account, which has amassed a lot of followers!

30th August walk. Photo by Jacqueline Chua
30th August walk. Photo by Jacqueline Chua

If you have missed us on our walks, follow us closely here and on our facebook page and you will be the first few to know our upcoming walks. Next up: 5th and 20th September walks are waiting for you to sign up!

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