There will be free admission to Hong Kong Wetland Park and Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden on August 15 on the occasion of National Ecology Day. In addition, there will be a series of free activities, such as workshops, guided tours, and night safaris conducted by other nature reserves in the city.

Visitors to Hong Kong Wetland Park do not need to register before going to the park. They will also get access to the Wetland Interactive World guided public tour and workshops at the Wetland Discovery Centre on a first-come-first-served basis.

A butterfly perches on a flower at Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve.
There will be a free butterfly walk at Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve (© dcylai via Canva)

Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden will conduct a postcard workshop, a butterfly walk, and arrange an animal encounter, among other activities. There will also be a free butterfly walk at the Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve.

Head to the marshlands of Mai Po Nature Reserve for a free guided tour that participants must register for. There will also be two-hour night safaris at Tsing Yi Park and Lamma Island, as well as a guided money eco-tour at Kam Shan and Shing Mun Country Parks.

Visitors to Lantau’s Shui Hau Wetlands can get a look atspecies of fiddler crabs, horseshoe crabs and even water buffalo.

A flock of flamingos in a pond at Kowloon Park in Hong Kong.
There will be a bird-watching tour at Kowloon Park (© Leung Cho Pan via Canva)

Bird lovers can head to Kowloon Park to for the ‘Birding in the City’ bird-watching tour and learn about the city’s diverse urban avian population. To get an idea of birds in their rural habitats in Hong Kong, there will also be an eco-tour of Long Valley.

Hongkongers who wish to learn more about conservation activities in the city can take part in free tours at Island House Conservation Studies Centre.

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There will also be a series of workshops, talks, giveaways, and guided tours at other venues. For the full list, click here.

Header image credits: Leung Cho Pan via Canva

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From the Middle East to the Far East and a couple of places in between, Anjali has lived in no fewer than seven cities in Asia, and has travelled extensively in the region. She worked as a lifestyle journalist in India before coming to Hong Kong, where her favourite thing to do is island-hopping with her daughter. You can check out her musings on motherhood, courtesy her Instagram profile.

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