Butt Watcher's Workshop - A New Perspective

This is the 15th in a series of upcoming monthly workshops by The Leafmonkey Workshop for existing nature guides and those interested in becoming nature guides. Each workshop is focused on a particular family of organism.

Date: 5 Mar 2010, Friday
Time: 7.00pm - 9.30pm
Venue: Civil Service College [Map]
31 North Buona Vista Road Singapore 275983

What is the Butt Watcher's Workshop about?
This workshop is an introduction to the butterflies of Singapore - common species, ecology, their roles and adaptations and how to share about them with ordinary folks! Find out in this brief introduction to local butterflies for nature guides.

Khew Sin Khoon, ButterflyCircle
Khew is an architect in private practice, and has been involved in a number of ecological and gardens projects with the National Parks Board, amongst these are the Masterplan of Labrador Park, Kent Ridge Park & Canopy Walk, Ginger Garden, Evolution Garden, Children's Garden, Symphony Lake at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, and more recently, Gardens by the Bay.

He has been interested in butterflies from the age of ten back in Malaysia, and has kept his interest alive for the past 40 years. He has authored several articles on butterflies for several scientific journals as well as publications by NParks, Zoo and other organizations and has contributed to the butterfly section in the Singapore Red Data Book 2008. He runs a website, ButterflyCircle, which includes a comprehensive and informative blog on butterflies of Singapore.

Sin Khoon has also been a volunteer in biodiversity surveys for NParks, conducting observations and surveys on butterfly biodiversity in the Central Catchment, Western Catchment, Pulau Ubin and our urban parks. He has been involved in the creation of butterfly-friendly gardens at Alexandra Hospital, Pulau Ubin Butterfly Hill and the recently launched Butterfly Garden at Hort Park.


Registration is strongly advised as it allows us to better customize the workshop to suit YOUR needs! If you have difficulty submitting your registration on this website, please email us at

Please register by 3 March 2010 (Wed).

Click here to read more about the workshop objectives, aims and purpose. If you are not sure if the workshop is suitable for you, read here to find out more.

Please read the workshop FAQ which aims to answer any of your other burning questions.

Participation is by donation and participants are free to pay whatever they are comfortable with. What does this mean?

7.00pm - Registration, Networking, Bring your own Dinner!
7.30pm - 30 minutes of background content
8.00pm - Workshop discussion and group presentations.
9.30pm - End of workshop


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