First though, we hung around a bit at the summit of Mount Parker to enjoy the views but also do such as take photos of a swallowtail butterfly (known as papilio bianor) -- a butterfly so big that in my early Hong Kong hiking days, I had initially mistaken it for a small bird when it flew swiftly past me! Something else to note about this kind of butterfly is that it tends to beat its wings even while perched atop a flower, so it's really not easy or that usual for me to be able to get non-blurry photos of it -- and yet, on this particular hike, I somehow did!! :b
Although it may not look it, the butterfly in this photo...
...and the butterfly in this other photo
are actually one and the same!
One more view from the top of Mount Parker -- this one
Museum of Coastal Defence is visible) and across
On the trunk of a tree at Quarry Gap, we spotted
Then, on a bank of the Tai Tam Upper Reservoir,
we caught sight of this good sized lizard!! :O
Also on the side of the Tai Tam Upper Reservoir
is this waterfall area that, if memory serves me
right, has its origins in a landslide
Water rapidly flows from the Tai Tam Byewash Reservoir
The Tai Tam Tuk Reservoir offers up a much
calmer sight that same afternoon