Windsor Nature Park has opened recently near Upper Thomson, on 22 April 2017. Foodies who love eating at Upper Thomson Road have fewer excuses to put off exercising now.
This Nature Park boasts a total of five trails, all of which are marked as ‘easy’ by the National Environment Agency (NEA), so they’re perfect for some light trekking.
What I especially liked about the park was how cool it was as the towering trees provided plenty of shade, despite the swamp-like humidity levels.
Speaking of swamps, Windsor Nature Park is actually more of a rainforest and marshland, and not at all like a prim garden or forest like the fancy name may imply.
However, the many boardwalks and the large variety of flora and fauna at the entrance make for a pretty picture. It is only when you go in a little deeper that you start to feel like you’re in a rainforest.
Windsor Nature Park is great for trekking or even a hardcore jog, but you can also choose to spend your time there watching wildlife and spotting unique varieties of plants.
Did you know that a new type of plant was recently discovered in Windsor Nature Park? It is called the Hanguana Rubinea and can only be found in Singapore. Be sure to drop by the Hanguana Trail that has plenty of these bushes dotting its path for a picture of this unique plant.
The Squirrel Trail is also true to its name – I encountered a large group of 10 – 20 squirrels that were scampering around and jumping from tree to tree near that very path.
I have never seen so many squirrels in one place before. I thought it would be easy to take a picture of one, given the huge number of them skittering around, but it was quite a challenge.
At times I would only be able to capture the bushy tail of the squirrel.
But after at least five full minutes, I managed to capture a shot of this little guy pondering his next move.
If you are able to keep your eyes peeled, you might be able to spot other interesting creatures such as different varieties of sunbirds, butterflies and dragonflies.
Windsor Nature Park is a pretty chill park that is worth a visit if you live nearby. The only other people I would especially recommend it for in particular, are nature enthusiasts and photographers who have a keen eye for spotting wildlife among the foliage.