Contest Issue 16

We have attractive prizes to give away in this issue! Just take part in these simple contests, and you could be a lucky winner.

Orchids of Singapore Botanic Gardens


In the article “Orchid Blooms along the Park Connector Network”, the writers described how the Park Connector Network (PCN) team worked with the Micropropagation in Research and Conservation Branch of the Singapore Botanic Gardens to plant orchids along the PCN.

We are giving away 2 copies of Orchids of Singapore Botanic Gardens authored by Dr Yam Tim Wing, one of the writers of the article. Simply answer these questions:
1)Which Park Connector Network was selected to have orchids planted along it?
2)The Bulbophyllum medusa is named after which character in Greek mythology?

Contest closes on 6 February 2013. Email your answers to nparks_mailbox@nparks.gov.sg with the subject title “My Green Space Contest – Orchids”, together with your name, IC/passport number and contact number.

Hornbills in the City: a Conservation Approach to Hornbill Study in Singapore books


The book, written by researchers Marc Cremades and Ng Soon Chye, details the six-year effort put in by the Singapore Hornbill Project (SHP) team to facilitate the return of the hornbills to Singapore, in particular the Oriental Pied Hornbill.
The Oriental Pied Hornbill was last recorded formally in 1855 in Singapore. While there had been intermittent sightings, it wasn’t till 1997 that a pair was spotted nesting in Pulau Ubin. Since then, the numbers of Oriental Pied Hornbills have grown such that they can be found in parts of mainland Singapore.
In the wild, Oriental Pied Hornbills nest in cavities in large trees, where the female is sealed in while she incubates the eggs, leaving only a slit from which the male feeds her with food and for defecation. However, as there is a shortage of suitable nesting sites in Singapore, the SHP team came up with artificial nests to encourage the birds to breed. These artificial nests have proved to be a success.

We are giving away 2 copies of the book. Simply answer these questions:
1)Name the two authors of the book.
2)Where do hornbills usually nest in the wild?

Contest closes on 6 February 2013. Email your answers to nparks_mailbox@nparks.gov.sg with the subject title “My Green Space Contest – Hornbills”, together with your name, IC/passport number and contact number.

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My Green Space Contest Winners – October – December 2012
 
Congratulations to the lucky winners of our previous contests! These winners have been notified by email.
Return to a Sexy SingaporeRohayati Bte Basak
Pauline Tan
Yvonne Khooi
Wild Singapore

 

Tai Lai Kwan
Ng Chiao Ting

 

 
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