Big thanks to all who took the time to stop by our lovely little booth! All our guides had great fun meeting like-minded biodiversity lovers, and we hoped that all visitors brought home some new knowledge about the cool animals and plants of the Central Catchment Nature Reserve!
If you missed out on our Love MacRitchie Conservation Booth on 2nd and 3rd November, fret not! Here’s what went down:
The conservation booth sported a wide variety of displays and specimens, including that of the Lesser Bamboo Bat, Lesser Dog-faced Fruit Bat , Reticulated Python, Wagler’s Pit Viper and the Oriental Pied Hornbill.
Initially, we received lots of funny stares as passersby carefully eyed the jars of preserved specimens, but soon their horror turned into fascination as our guides reveal the secrets of the enthralling creatures that dwell within the MacRitchie forest. And then came the crowd!
The aim of the booth was to raise awareness about local biodiversity and what we could potentially lose if the Cross Island Line is slated to be built across CCNR. The disruption and fragmentation of the forest will bring about irreversible consequences for our local flora and fauna. You can’t miss what you don’t know! Our natural heritage is unique to us; our central forest is home to an astounding number of species of plants and animals – those on display at the booth were but a small fraction of the organisms that depend on the forest ecosystem to survive.
If you want to show support for the protection of these amazing creatures in the CCNR, sign the Love MacRitchie petition here.
BES Drongos would like to thank all participants for the enthusiastic support, we were truly blown away by the turn-out! Special thanks to the Love Our MacRitchie Forest campaign, and to LCKNHM for providing the amazing specimens.