And although I didn't spot any snakes outside of Woodside that day, I thought it appropriate that I did spot quite a number of interesting critters as well as natural sights after my visit that attest to Hong Kong really being a place where biodiversity really can be found and quite easily observed! ;b
Not too far up the hill from this handsome building
is one of the main entryways into Tai Tam Country Park
The Woodside Biodiversity Education Centre has some live animals
on exhibit, including this green snake which had recently shade its skin!
Within the grounds of the centre was this sign whose
garbled English I found rather amusing ;)
Minutes after I left the biodiversity education centre,
I came across this long-legged example of biodiversity ;b
Believe it or not, I found the mist up near the top of Mount Parker
to be creepier than that long-legged arachnid!
I wish I got a sharper photo of this beautiful butterfly
but it just wouldn't stop flapping its wings!
Upon venturing down a path I previously had never been on,
I came across buildings that I got to thinking may date back
to the second world war -- or have been in use then
My hike took me all the way to the Tai Tam Tuk Reservoirs
and Tai Tam Road -- and I have to say that I find it impossible
to resist the urge to take photos of the former :)