We have been celebrating Sungei Buloh’s anniversary as a reserve since 1997. This is the first year I’m away but with good reason (talking about marine trash in Brunei).
The Toddycats presence has been coordinated by Dr Joelle Lai of the Raffles Museum of Buodiversity Research. Her first gig was Festival of Biodiversity. It’s a really great feeling as she was initiated into the mud at no less than Mandai mangrove in 1998!
And because she’s in charge now, I managed to finish marking before the 6th of December, Buloh’s birthday, and mine!
And this photo and the others streaming in on Toddycats LINE are a great birthday present!
It’s lovely seeing this fresh, capable faces at the reserve all set and ready to engage visitors. On the line up (there are 20+ of them signed up) are newbies who will be given OJT by their seniors with a single station. Accuracy is an important issue with us, and speaking accurately about few things is possible!
Some old fogies, from when we conducted the walks in the 90s, are with them and it’s lovely to see this inter-generational interaction!