With the lifting of certain restrictions and relaxation of others, the HSS decided to organise a physical event for its members, the HSS Slither. Modelled after the style of frog and bird races, the HSSSlither comprised several teams that went herping over 24 hours. Since it was the event’s first run, we decided to keepContinue reading “HSSSlither 2022”
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Earlier this year, HSS started a citizen science-based roadkill project, where we encouraged members of the public to submit sightings of roadkill involving herpetofauna. Over the last year, our database has grown to over 200 records, with 167 of them from 2021 alone! Project Runover differs from many other roadkill projects by focusing on moreContinue reading “Project Runover”
Beware of Snakes? Be Aware of Snakes!
What a walk! For the first Herp Walk of 2016, the HSS ventured into Treetop Walk, along with a group of enthusiastic participants who were keen to see the herps that they shared Singapore with. Participants were first wowed by a couple of Black-bearded Gliding Lizards (Draco melanopogon) perched on a tree. The guides explained howContinue reading “Beware of Snakes? Be Aware of Snakes!”
FREE Guided Herp Walks at Dairy Farm Nature Park
Registration Link In an effort to promote an awareness of Singapore’s natural and historical heritage, and to promote conversations amongst Singaporeans, the HSS has begun the Herp Walk @ Dairy Farm Nature Park. We want to raise awareness, in particular, about Herps! These misunderstood creatures are often thought of as scary or unnecessary. But we want toContinue reading “FREE Guided Herp Walks at Dairy Farm Nature Park”
Herps in the Sky? – Part 2
True flight is something that is restricted to birds, bats and insects. It is distinguished from gliding and parachuting in that flying animals are able to produce thrust, to sustain their upward path. This is done by way of the “flight stroke”. It is an important thing to note that no herps are capable of true flight.Continue reading “Herps in the Sky? – Part 2”
HSS at the Festival of Biodiversity!
We are currently doing a booth at Vivocity Central Court for the Festival of Biodiversity. We will be here from 10AM-10PM on 27th and 28th June! We had a few technical issues, but we finally got the TV working! We have a slideshow running with some of Singapore’s interesting herps! We also have some awesome posters,Continue reading “HSS at the Festival of Biodiversity!”
Solo at Lower Peirce
I hadn’t seen a snake all week and my arms were itching. It was high time to go herping. Sadly, nobody was free to herp with me. So I decided to go solo. On the bus to Lower Peirce , it dawned on me that it was my first time going to the Central CatchmentContinue reading “Solo at Lower Peirce”
One hour of Herps: Jagah Duty at BTNR
Jagah [jah-gah] (v) : To guard, take care of. Becky, Ing Sind and I signed up to do Jagah duty at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve on the 26th of April 2015. We turned up at Hindhede Road at 2pm to get briefed. We were, of course excited about the job at hand. But we were also nervous. TryingContinue reading “One hour of Herps: Jagah Duty at BTNR”