Daily Photo – Black-browed Barbet

Black-browed Barbet

Megalaima oorti [五色鳥] greets visitors to the Taipei Botanical Garden.

Two photos today because I can’t decide which one I like better:
Black-browed Barbet

More Butterflies…

Tirumala limniace

This week saw the arrivals of the following species on the Butterflies page:

  • Papilio bianor kotoensis
  • Graphium agamememnon
  • Papilio memnon heronus
  • Tirumala limniace
  • Danaus chrysippus
  • Euploea eunice hobsoni
  • Catopsilia pomona
  • Hebomoia glaucippe formosana

Taoyuan Valley Hike: Creatures of Flight


Athyma selenophora laela [單帶蛺蝶]

Yesterday’s hike started much the same way the Caoling Historic Trail hike ended. I left Taipei by train for Yilan County’s Dali [大里]. I started by making my way from the Dali Tian-Gong Temple [大里天公廟] to the area on the Caoling Trail near the Tiger inscription where visitors have the option of turning south along the Taoyuan Valley [桃源谷].
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