The Association organised local eco-tours for elders
Kowloon West Elder Academy Cluster organised two local eco-tours to encourage its trainees to embark upon journey of ecological exploration and protection.
The first batch of trainees followed the tour guide to Tai Mong Tsai in Sai Kung and found around 10 butterfly species. One of the participants was excited to see his favourite Paris peacock. The tour guide also introduced special plants and insects along the way, to let participants appreciate Hong Kong’s biodiversity.
Another group of elders visited Shui Hau on Lantau Island to search for horseshoe crabs. They learnt about the evolution, taxonomy and behavior of the rare species from the tour guide before the search, and were fortunate to find a few on the beach, together with other marine lives such as hermit crabs, clams and oysters. After close contact with the rare horseshoe crabs and many more other species, they were determined to protect the environment so as to keep it a nice habitat. At last, they went to Mui Wo to study the riparian zones. The elders were happy that the tour guide provided a clear and thorough introduction of the nature in Hong Kong.