The Making of ‘The Herp Squad and the Mystery of the Missing Bluebird’

In 2019, we were approached by the Raffles Ecological Literacy Programme to advise a group of students, as they created a children’s book about Singapore’s biodiversity. Naturally, we jumped at the opportunity. Joon Khai, Pyari, Seng Kitt, Shanyl, Dayna, Justine and Sheu Wen published an amazing book titled ‘The Herp Squad and the Mystery ofContinue reading “The Making of ‘The Herp Squad and the Mystery of the Missing Bluebird’”

World Congress of Herpetology 2020!

The 9th World Congress of Herpetology was held in Dunedin, New Zealand from 5-10 January 2020. HSS Co-founder, Sankar was fortunate enough to attend the conference and present on “A metabarcoding study of diet and parasites in reticulated pythons in Singapore”. It might seem strange to host a herpetology conference in New Zealand, a countryContinue reading “World Congress of Herpetology 2020!”

29th December 2018 (Saturday): Herp Walk @ Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

2018 is almost at a close, but we’re not done herping for the year! We’d like to end off the  year with a bang in the same way we started it; with a walk at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. Here’s your chance to explore the trails of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve with experienced nature guidesContinue reading “29th December 2018 (Saturday): Herp Walk @ Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve”

4th November 2018 (Sunday): Herp Walk @ Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

We’re back! We’ll be hosting another walk up Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. Reptiles and amphibians are often thought of as scary or unnecessary. But in reality, herps are important and integral to the Singaporean ecosystem! BTNR is an amazing place to spot some of these elusive creatures. Come join us! This walk will take place on Sunday,Continue reading “4th November 2018 (Sunday): Herp Walk @ Bukit Timah Nature Reserve”

12th Aug 2018 (Sunday): Herp Walk with the HSS at Tampines Eco-Green

    HSS is excited to bring you a night walk through Tampines Eco-Green! Although it is an urban park, a stroll through this green patch can be very rewarding. See the many bats flying in the sky as dusk falls. Listen to the bellowing call of the Banded Bullfrog. If we’re lucky, we may evenContinue reading “12th Aug 2018 (Sunday): Herp Walk with the HSS at Tampines Eco-Green”

29th July 2018 (Sunday): FREE Guided Herp Walk @ Treetop Walk

Yes! We’re back! After the last month of doing walks at Pulau Ubin and Tampines Eco-Green, we are resuming our monthly free guided walks. TreeTop Walk is one of our favourite places to herp. So come join us on this walk through Singapore’s Central Catchment Nature Reserve. Learn more about the natural heritage of ourContinue reading “29th July 2018 (Sunday): FREE Guided Herp Walk @ Treetop Walk”

2nd June 2018 (Saturday): Herp Walk with the HSS and VSG (Festival of Biodiversity Edition)

Festival of Biodiversity 2018 is coming soon on the 2nd and 3rd of June! HSS will have a booth there, showcasing the awesome herpetofauna that can be found in Singapore! As part of FoB2018, we will also be collaborating with the Vertebrate Study Group to bring you a night walk through Tampines Eco-Green! Although it isContinue reading “2nd June 2018 (Saturday): Herp Walk with the HSS and VSG (Festival of Biodiversity Edition)”

24th March 2018 (Saturday): Herp Walk @ Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

It’s March! And we’re excited to be bringing you another walk, where we march (pun intended) up Bukit Timah Hill! We’d love it if you could join us for this walk! Reptiles and amphibians are often thought of as scary or unnecessary. But in reality, herps are important and integral to the Singaporean ecosystem! ThisContinue reading “24th March 2018 (Saturday): Herp Walk @ Bukit Timah Nature Reserve”

UPDATE: 21st January 2018 (Sunday): Herp Walk #2 @ Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Due to high demand, we’ve decided to open up another 25 slots for a second guided walk that we will be holding concurrently with the walk on 21st January 2018! Walk Number 2 will start at the Visitor Centre and head to the mangrove boardwalk at the main Wetland Reserve! This walk will take placeContinue reading “UPDATE: 21st January 2018 (Sunday): Herp Walk #2 @ Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve”

21st January 2018 (Sunday): Herp Walk @Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

It’s a New Year! But HSS is still here with guided herp walks around Singapore! Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserves play home to many species of herptiles, big and small! The large mangrove ecosystem supports great biodiversity. And we love taking walks there. We’d love it if you could join us for this walk! Herps are oftenContinue reading “21st January 2018 (Sunday): Herp Walk @Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve”

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