The Green Beans

The Green Beans

Saturday 22 February 2014

Greenbeans Walks @ Macritchie

It's a brand new year for the Green Beans! And its only gotten busier and beanier for us. In light of the Cross Island Line , the Green Beans visited the Macritchie Nature Reserve again, this time with 37 Greenbeanies (some old, some new) on 8th, 9th and 15th Feb.

First Greenbeans outing of 2014!

The Greenbeans on 9th Feb

The Greenbeans on 15th Feb

Becky explaining the symbiotic relationship between the ants and the Macaranga plant

"Joggers: the new species of Macritchie" - Qing

Learning about the Central Catchment Area and the effects of the Cross Island Line

The Senduduk and The Bee

    Infobites: Did you know that this sweet purple and yellow shrub has many uses for both humans and animals? The plant is commonly found in many wild places in South East Asia (including coastal area) is  known as the Singapore rhododendron although it is not a rhododendron.The sour young leaves of these plants are not only edible, its roots and leaves are used in traditional treatments of diarrhea and dysentery. When powdered, these leaves may also be sprinkled over wounds and can be used to treat elephants! Interestingly, the fruits may also be used to produce a black dye to yield a very juicy artwork

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Plaintain Squirrel

Greater Racket-tailed Drongo

The Road Not Taken

Everything is connected...

Lalang... People...

Almira and Becky teaching the Greenbeans the Lalang game that they learnt from locals at the Sei Betung Reforestation Site in Sumatra

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