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”