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Discovering the Excitement of Butterfly Watching

Wong Tsz-kit: Discovering the Excitement of Butterfly Watching


Teaming up with a few friends who share the same interest in ecology and biodiversity, Wong Tsz-kit, a Year-3 student studying in the Bachelor of Arts in Education for Sustainability programme at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK), participated in the Hong Kong Butterfly Watching Race on 16 July and claimed the championship.

The race started at 9.30 am and was supposed to end at 4 pm. The team went to the northeast part of the New Territories and travelled from place to place to look for different butterfly species, according to their relevant habitats or host plants. The team quickly recorded about 100 butterflies, but the race had to end just after 2.30 pm due to bad weather. Although the team recorded fewer species than it did last year, it finished in first place for the second year in a row, and the team members were amazed by the number of species recorded on a cloudy day.

Tsz-kit will also participate in the associated photo contest, which will close at the end of this year, with a photo taken at EdUHK of a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family resting on a window.

Tsz-kit’s five newly published booklets in the EdUHK Ecology Series are now available.

Discovering the Excitement of Butterfly Watching Discovering the Excitement of Butterfly Watching
(From left) Wong Tsz-kit and his teammates claim the championship of the 2017 Hong Kong Butterfly Watching Race. The team takes pictures of the butterflies as proof of recording.
  Discovering the Excitement of Butterfly Watching  
Tsz-kit’s five newly published booklets in the EdUHK Ecology Series.