27 May (Fri): MAD for Musang! for kids with Cicada Tree Eco-Place

Common Palm Civets or 'musang' live in urban Singapore. And yes, on Pulau Ubin too!

Common Palm Civets in Siglap Estate
Musang family!

If you are curious about what these small native carnivores look like, what they feed on, who may feed on them, and why they are important to humans, join us to learn more! MAD = Make A Difference!

We will start with a slide-talk on the Common Palm Civet, and then take a leisurely guided nature walk to see if we can find a musang looking for its dinner! Along the way, we may see other precious nocturnal wildlife such as the Greater Mousedeer, and Oriental Whip Snake.

Specially for kids and their families. We will only be going on level trails, so this walk is suitable for wheelchairs. All participants to wear full-length long pants, socks and fully covered shoes. Bring torchlight and batteries, umbrella, your refillable water bottle and a snack.

Maximum 30 persons.

Date: 27 May (Fri)
Time: 7.30pm - 10pm
Meeting point: Uncle Lim's shop, No. 42 Pulau Ubin, opposite the Wayang Stage, 3 min walk from Ubin Jetty (map).
Cost: $10 for participants 5 years and above, to be paid upon meet-up.
Website: http://www.cicadatree.org.sg/

Registration required. Registration closed due to overwhelming response. Thank you for your support!

Arrangements have been made for a bumboat (or two) to be available for your travel back to the mainland. They will charge about $50 per boat instead of $36 per boat. With only one or two bumboats, it may take a while to transport a large group back to the mainland. Thank you for your patience!

What happened ...

Ubin is magical after sunset!

MAD for musang

One of the special finds was the Eight-spotted crab spider, found by Andrew Tay!

Eight-spotted crab spider (Platythomisus octomaculatus)

MAD for musang at Pesta Ubin 2016
Participants arriving just after sunset!

MAD for musang at Pesta Ubin 2016
Vilma D'Rozario and Xu Weiting share more about
the musang and threats to it, during a Kampung slide show.

MAD for musang at Pesta Ubin 2016
Then it was off to explore Pulau Ubin in the dark.

MAD for musang at Pesta Ubin 2016
We find all kinds of interesting wildlife.

MAD for musang at Pesta Ubin 2016
And finally, towards the end of the walk,
we catch a glimpse of the Musang!

Thanks to Uncle Lim for hosting us at his shop,
Phillip Lim for the projector screen,
and Mohd Juhari for volunteering too.

MORE in We went MAD for Musang on 27th May 2016! on the Life of a Common Palm Civet in Singapore blog

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