And that's what we were doing - observing nature in the park.
This plant has spores on the under-leaf, just like other ferns. It it called nest fern (Esplenium nidus - 山蘇 or 鳥巢蕨 - Zanokcica gniazdowa). In Taiwan this fern can be eaten as a vegetable (I love it!), but in Hong Kong it is under protection.
This plant is very common in Taiwan. It's leaves are so big that you can use it as an umbrella. It's called giant taro or elephant-ear taro (Alocasia macrorrhizos - 姑婆芋 - Alokazja olbrzymia). Although this plant is not poisonous, you shouldn't touch it as it's sap (which feels like needles) can irritate the skin.
Taipei 101 can be seen from almost anywhere in Taipei :-) .
As on other mountains and hills in Taipei, there is a bunker here as well.
On the top of the Kuanying Hill there is reservoir on top of which there is a small meadow!
We are having some new friends joining the class.