Winter walk in the National Taiwan University 國立台灣大學

Last time we went for a nature walk to the campus of National Taiwan University was in May and you can read about it HERE. This time it was a bit different - less leaves on the trees, more on the ground 😉 and also more birds around.

Hong Kong Orchid Tree - Bauhinia × blakeana - 艷紫荊

Red-jasmine - Plumeria rubra - 紅花緬梔 (紅雞蛋花)

Taiwanese rain tree - Koelreuteria elegans - 台灣欒樹

Camphor tree - Cinnamomum camphora - 樟樹 - Cynamonowiec kamforowy

Ginkgo - Ginkgo Biloba - 銀杏 - Miłorząb dwuklapowy

Australian pine tree - Casuarina equisetifolia - 木麻黃 - Kazuaryna a.k.a. Rzewnia skrzypolistna

Paperbark tree - Melaleuca - 白千層

Tiger's claw (Sunshine tree) - Erythrina variegata - 刺桐 - Erytryna zmienna

 Mountain gum - Eucalyptus tereticornis - 細葉桉

There is a small pond on the campus. It's a nice spot to observe water birds. There are also some turtles and fishes.

 White-breasted waterhen - Amaurornis phoenicurus - 白腹秧雞

 Red-eared slider - Trachemys scripta elegans - 紅耳龜 - Żółw czerwonolicy

Black-crowned night heron - Nycticorax nycticorax - 夜鷺 - Ślepowron zwyczajny

We have also spotted a ... big fat caterpillar:

 Rose-myrtle lappet moth - Trabala Vishnou guttata - 青黃枯葉蛾