My daily commitments require me to move no more than 40 feet in a tiny small apartment. Luckily Fuzhou Mountain Park is a 15 minute walk from our home. For centuries this mountain was a gravesite. The state is gradually moving cemetaries to larger columbariums and converting the hillsides to forest parks. Logging has been illegal in Taiwan for a few decades.
The ascent steeply climbs up the small mountain, a brisk 5 minutes to the top.
In the adjacent Fouzhou Eco Park Mags finds a hula hoop for public use!
We take the frog path, and behold!
This frog is as large as my hand. On another day at Dahu Park we find the tiniest frogs ever.
Amphibians are a good sign of water quality. They are usually the first to disappear in polluted areas. The water is safe enough for fishing as well!
I think living in such a dense environment gives Taipei dwellers a sense of longing for nature. Even grocery shops and construction sites grow “living walls” of plants.
Orchids grow abundantly both in nature and under the tender care of humans.
Coming soon! Rites and Rituals, and City Life