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Firefly Season Kicks Off April 16

Firefly Season Kicks Off April 16With the weather getting warmer, Daan Forest Park, Muzha Park, and Rongxing Garden are seeing fireflies dot the air at night. The firefly season will start on April 16 and run through May 6. The Parks and Street Lights Office (PSLO) has planned a series of activities for interested individuals, including an outdoor concert, outdoor movie screening, guided tours, and seminars.
 
Between PM 2:30-4:30 on April 29, a concert will take place at Daan Forest Park featuring old songs, campus folk songs, Taiwanese songs, and traditional folk music. At PM 5:30 on April 21 and 29, “Light on Earth” will be screened. Sir David Attenborough will guide the viewers to explore the earth’s light-producing life forms.
 
For those who are interested in learning about the conservation work for fireflies in Taipei, two seminars are must-attend events. “Why We Are Protecting Glowworms” is slated to start at 2:00 PM on April 21, presided over by firefly expert Wu Jia-xiong. On May 12, Mr. Wu will discuss the qualitative and quantitative methods used in biological studies. Two guided tours are available at Daan Forest Park on April 27 and May 4 respectively. Those interested should meet up at the performance stage at PM 6:40 to begin the tour.
 
Guided tours in Rongxing Garden start at PM 6:40 every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and PM 7:10 on Saturdays and Sundays. The meeting point for tours is located at the round platform behind the garden’s stone wall.
 
For guided walking tours at Muzha Park available between PM 6:40 and 8:00, the meeting point is the stair entrance behind Muzha Swimming Pool.
 
Tour participants are advised to wear long pants and shirts with long sleeves. No flashlights are allowed during the tour and no flash when taking photos.
 
Seminars are offered free of charge with limited seating.
To sign up for the 4/21 seminar, visit https://goo.gl/ZjHqgm (Chinese).
To sign up for the 5/2 seminar, visit https://goo.gl/iVq4LA (Chinese) after AM 10:00, May 2.