Art in Wetlands

Sharing nature through art

Nature sketching at Botanic Gardens on 16 Sep 2017 September 11, 2017

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Dear Talipots, Our next  outdoor sketching session is on this Sat, 16 Sep. Please meet at the Visitor Counter, Botany Centre, SBG, at 9am. See you there.

Posted here is a pencil sketch of the area we will be doing our outdoor sketching.

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Waders Exibition at Sungei Buloh 2 Sep 2017 September 5, 2017

Filed under: Art Workshops,Daily Inspiration,Sketching birds,Uncategorized — artinwetlands @ 2:31 am
 

Paint along with PuiSan August 21, 2017

Dear friends, This coming Sunday (27 Aug 2017) our end month outdoor art session will be conducted at Sungei Buloh ‘s new Visito r Centre. Please meet there at 830am. If you are late please ask the security guard for directions to our sketching spot.
See you there and enjoy your weekend outdoors in our beautiful wetlands.
Try spotting the kingfishers in the painting.

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Parks for Everyone Publication of Nparks and The Straits Times 30 June 2017 July 1, 2017

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15th anniversary of Volunteering at Sungei Buloh February 22, 2017

Took a  walk and settled  down  for 2 sketches at the Main Hide this morning to celebrate my 15 years of helping out at this wetland reserve.

Chatted with Mendis and Raj, and had a meeting with Halilah and Shufeng on coming art and conservation activities for Loyang Sec School. Then hitched a buggy ride to the New  Visitor Centre, stopping  enroute along Kranji Trail to look at salvaging fell tree parts for use as materials for installation art here.

Felt good about having served 15 years already  and thankful for the chance to continue my volunteering for nature here at Sungei Buloh Wetlands.

Jokingly mentioned that Buloh can use my numerous past sketches to chronicle its changes when I reach 20 years of volunteering.

 

Farewell to the Tembusu Tree at Palm Valley February 15, 2017

2017-02-14-18-53-06While we  lament the fall and demise of this grand old  tembusu tree at Palm Valley at SBG on 11.2.2017, at 425pm, and  also for the 3 injured and 1 dead,  we celebrate the good that this tree has provided us all these 270 years, providing oxygen, aesthetics and awe inspiring vision for all who admire its  presence along the road  at Palm Valley. Its one of the heritage trees that is designated as such  in this garden and it will be missed by those who know it, including me.

 

 

Friends of Sungei Buloh: in the new Rooster Year Lo-hei and Mangrove Tree Planting at the new Junior Wetlands February 12, 2017

Welcoming the new Lunar Year with Friends of Sungei Buloh.

After the traditional Lo-hei, the delicious vegetarian salad  was a great start to good nature practice, followed by  mangrove tree planting just outside the Visitor Centre, in a small plot of converted landscape, to be used as a mini wetlands for  young visitors.

Watched a demo by a Nparks staff, Win, and donning  a pair of oversized Phua Chu Kang Boots (yellow), my digging was started literally with a bang. My specially designed shovel struck  a big rock!  With help from ShuFeng and  another we extracted it and succeeded in planting my first mangrove plant, a Bruguiera gymnorrhiza (Tumu in Malay). Happy  and very satisfied with myself, I started on a second plant.

My choice of the next mangrove plant was a more ambitious one. A much larger one with help from Mr Wong T W , this time an  Ultraman, as Mr Wong called it. Its the Heritiera littoralis, or Dungon.  The seeds, winged ones, have some semblance to the Japanese cartoon sci-fi character by the same name.

Here are the plants I planted.

Its was a great start to a new year with the group’s contribution to our wetlands, in this small but symbolic way of conservation and a common spirit of comaraderie-for-nature.