Sensory Trail Pond
NParks had worked with Ngee Ann Polytechnic students to complete habitat enhancement works at the Sensory Trail ponds. Formerly used for fish farming, the four ponds have been combined into a single waterbody to provide habitats for biodiversity. The students helped to design and implement the planting plan for fauna such as waterhens, crakes, herons, kingfishers dragonflies and damselflies.
The students’ planting plan involved several aspects of attracting biodiversity. Snags salvaged from fallen trees were used as perches for birds to rest and hunt. Plants that provide shelter and suitable habitats were selected, such as Grey Sedge (Lepironia articulata), Singapore rhododendron (Melastoma malabathricum) and Rough Horsetail (Equisetum hyemale). Some aquatic birds also use the plants to hide from other predatory animals.