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The Cattle of YangMingShan 陽明山, Taipei

Yes, at last, I’ve found them!  The cattle of YangMingShan are smelt long before they are seen ~ the smell of ‘cow’ is everywhere in Qingtiangang especially on the grasslands, and there’s cowpats and muddy trails and hoof-prints all over. … Continue reading

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Beauty of a Beast…

Thought you might to see what I found chilling today at St. John’s University ~ a Batocera rubus albofasciata, otherwise known as a Mango Longhorn Beetle ~ looks kinda handsome but turns out to be a pest, as it bores … Continue reading

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Mainsgill Farm, N. Yorkshire

Crossing the A66 yesterday on my way from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire to West Kilbride, on Scotland’s west coast ~ and called in at Mainsgill Farm.  Been past this place many times in the last few months and noticed camels and … Continue reading

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Just an ordinary afternoon in Sedbergh….

Check out these geese and sheep at the farm this afternoon…. And check out these views from up on Winder – sometimes the rain gives way to a beautiful rainbow, and this afternoon this was it! Goodbye to Sedbergh tomorrow … Continue reading

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觀音山硬漢嶺 Guanyinshan Mountain ~ at night….

Sunset on Saturday and off we went across the river to climb Guanyinshan 觀音山 mountain and up to the top, known as 硬漢嶺 Yinghan Peak (616m) ~  for views of the sunset and even better, views of the port, Tamsui and Taipei … Continue reading

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Pandas World Tour hits Taipei!

Yep, there’s currently 1,600 of them right there in central Taipei – and only a few minutes walk from where the the student protesters are occupying the Legislature.  Such contrasting scenes – but all involve large numbers and a lot … Continue reading

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Yuan Zai 圓仔 Baby Panda ~ so gorgeous (and awake!)

Taipei Zoo’s baby panda Yuan Zai 圓仔 is charming the whole country, but she doesn’t half like to sleep ha ha!  Queues and queues of people (limited to 19,200 per day) have lined up to see her for 10 minutes of viewing … Continue reading

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