Firefly season to peak in Taiwan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/04/30
By: Cheng Chi-feng, Hsiao Po-yang and Lee Hsin-Yin

Taipei, April 30 (CNA) Many places in Taiwan are set to see the peak of firefly 201504300014t0001activity in May, when the insects breed, local governments said Thursday.

In northern Taiwan’s New Taipei City, the firefly season could continue through early June, according to city government’s Agricultural Department, which has listed 48 hot spots for firefly watching.

These places include the Yuanshan hiking trail in Sanxia District, the historic streets of Pingxi District, and the Emerald Pond in Xizhi District.

Vistors to the city can observe over 30 percent of Taiwan’s 60 firefly species, thanks to improved conservation efforts, said department head Liao Jung-ching (廖榮清).     [FULL  STORY]

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