貝澳 - 水牛家園及多樣自然生境 pui o, home of many buffalo and a land of great bio-diversity

跟大嶼山不少地方一樣,貝澳從前是種稻米的。耕田就需要牛。於是農民遠道從元朗引入牛隻。也跟大嶼山其他地方一樣,因為建造水塘,原來惠澤農田的天然水源都受人為干擾劫亂了,農民開始棄耕,加上經濟轉型,最後農業枯廢了。 農地丟廢了,對環境生態本有著危機。因為農地無人疏水,大雨可能引發氾濫,然後周圍就會給比較霸道的植物佔領,形成單調的生態。 pui o used to be a thriving village town on the lantau island. there used to be many paddy rice fields here. and buffalos were bought all the way from yuen long to here for farming. but as time changed, economic pattern switched, city life grew, and one lethal injection to farming here... Continue Reading →

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柏架山行記錄 2017 a walk at mt parker, journal

一月中這星期天,天陰微雨,決定起行走進郊外。原因是近年香港人都愛鑽進郊外,好天氣的週末,山中的人多比美購物區,所以有點刻意避開人潮。天氣不佳但未至於差的日子,應該是寧靜郊外行的好時機。 但仍然是不折扣的城市人,選擇還是很城市的路線。 countryside has become the new hot spot for hongkongers in recent years. people rush to country parks and rural areas over weekends and public holidays. it is more so when weather is good. i started avoiding crowd on blue sky days. last sunday, the sky was grey. i told myself it could be... Continue Reading →

昂坪樹木徑植物紀錄 2016.2.28 ngong ping tree path journal

二月最後一個星期天,早上仍有寒意和霧氣,及後陽光將藍天帶來,第一次走上昂坪樹木徑,必須作個紀錄。 沿心經簡林方向走,路程不很長,十數分鐘,有一般郊野所見景致,如廢置的村屋、老樹;也有一片茶園,見證昂坪由從前到現在的民生和歷史點滴。 this past sunday, it felt quite chilly in the morning. i went to ngong ping to check the tree walk there for the first time. it is easy to find the way. follow the route to the “wisdom path”. it took 15 minutes or so to reach if started from the bus terminal.... Continue Reading →

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