11/11/18 Let’s talk about sex (determination in wildlife) & companions on your nature endeavours!

I came across this article a few days ago and it really grasped my interest. Since this topic is relevant to the main characters of this blog--birds, butterflies and all other kinds of species--and might bring you (and me) some consolations on this "jolly" occasion of Singles' Day (11/11), I thought WHY NOT! This post … Continue reading 11/11/18 Let’s talk about sex (determination in wildlife) & companions on your nature endeavours!

17/10/2018 Something different, some reflections

Results do not define me, but rather strike me with room to grow and prosper. End-of-year exams just ended, and my results were... disappointing to say the least. But upon second thought, this was not an unfair representation of the scarce efforts I put into my studies for the past two months. I was contented … Continue reading 17/10/2018 Something different, some reflections

Butterfly watch series 1: Butterfly Garden at HortPark (23/09/18)

Welcome back! This will be the first to a series, as I take you through a tour inside the technicolored kingdom of these fairies In the next five months, I will be participating in an advanced butterfly watch workshop organized by NParks, and conducting monthly butterfly watches at a designated site. Get excited and come … Continue reading Butterfly watch series 1: Butterfly Garden at HortPark (23/09/18)

1/9/2018 Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve (SBWR): a tapestry of natural wonders

Ever since I encountered the booth set up by SBWR volunteers at Festival of Biodiversity, I have been dreaming of stepping into this wonderland of flora and fauna. Finally, I dragged my mom and friend Sarah to Kranji 这个鸟不生蛋的地方 (a place so remote in which birds do not even bother to lay eggs)  You simply cannot … Continue reading 1/9/2018 Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve (SBWR): a tapestry of natural wonders

22/7/18 Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park: surprises await on a hunt for herons

New blog post finally phew... Went on a late morning (around 9 am) stroll with four of my nature/photography fanatic friends in Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park in search for herons. These elegantly poised freshwater/ coastal birds probably shunned away from the blazing sun into the shades of floating vegetation. The hunt was futile, but still, … Continue reading 22/7/18 Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park: surprises await on a hunt for herons

Welcome aboard to this voyage on Biodiversity with me!

Hello there! Good morning/afternoon/evening, wherever you are around the world! I'm Islina, an aspiring naturalist currently based in Singapore, this tiny red dot in Southeast Asia that recently witnessed a turning point in world history (hopefully). The best decision I have made in my two years here? Becoming a National Parks Community In Nature (CIN) … Continue reading Welcome aboard to this voyage on Biodiversity with me!