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Bats and Fireflies watching
Sat 13 May 2017, 19:30 – 22:30 HKT
Bats - the mysterious masters of the night sky. Many of these elusive and often misunderstood creatures live near Hok Tau reservoir. Watch how they fly around hunting insects, and listen in to their echolocation calls using a specialised bat detector.
The areas around Sha Lo Tung are also a hotspot for fireflies, putting up a dazzling display of tiny lights all over the area as they try to attract a mate.
This guided walk will take you to Hok Tau Reservoir - an area that is home to many bats. From there we continue the walk through a dense forest to the ghost village of Sha Lo Tung and finally down to Fung Yuen, from where we catch a minibus to Tai Po Market MTR station.
On the way we will look for other night life. Commonly spotted are various toads and frogs. In the rivers we pass we can find various fish, shrimps, and sometimes the Hong Kong Newt.
Start: 19:30 at Fanling MTR, outside exit C.
Finish: Tai Po Market MTR station.
Fee excludes minibus fares from Fanling to Hok Tau and from Fung Yuen to Tai Po Market station.