I don't mind, Ania doesn't mind either. Every time we see different things, animals and plants. This time during the nature class we concentrated on observing birds - not only water birds, but also owls.
Unfortunately, even with Tim's camera (which is a tad better than mine) I could not take a clear picture of the owls sleeping high up on a tree. This is what came out:
Kids also made owls out of dry leaves:
And listened to a story about mother owl:
Here are other birds spotted this time at the Botanical Garden:
|Common Moorhen - Gallinula chloropus - 紅冠水雞 - Kurka wodna|
|Black-crowned night heron - Nycticorax nycticorax - 夜鷺 - Ślepowron zwyczajny|
|White-breasted waterhen - Amaurornis phoenicurus - 白腹秧雞 - Bagiewnik białopierśny|
|Egret - Egretta - 白鷺 - Czapla nadobna|
We also looked at some plants:
|Taiwan red pine|
|African arrowroot - Canna indica - 美人蕉 - Paciorecznik indyjski|
|Lemmon's marigold - Aksamitka lemmona|
|Abaca - Banan manilski|
|Brush pot tree|
This next plant attracted my attention because of it's special name, which translated literary would be "big leaf not an old spring".
We did not spot many insects this time, I guess it was too cold.
|Cocoa tussock moth caterpillar and pupa - 小白紋毒蛾幼蟲 - Orgyia postica|
The Botanical Park is right behind the National History Museum which is located in a traditional old Japanese building.
There are other interesting architectural features in the park: