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  1. Nature's wealth

    Posted May 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the landscape comes alive with sound as choruses of frogs, crickets and bugs burst into song. Summer is a busy time at Mai Po Nature Reserve in Deep Bay. It's breeding season for insects, bats, ... echoes to navigate their way as they search for insects. The human ear cannot pick up bat calls, but the device can turn them into audible beeps. Mai Po's most commonly found species ...

  2. A lick of paint has a healing touch

    Posted Jun 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Janet Gu janet.gu@scmp.com Injured trees need their wounds dressed just like people. And, like humans, that includes bandages and the arboreal equivalent of band-aids. Now, however, researchers have come up with a new means of treatment: ordinary exterior ...

  3. The Cuisine of Cambodia

    Posted Dec 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... even those shops probably won't have a good variety of insects (for stuffed crickets with champagne, stir-fried salted crickets and the deep- and stir-fried insect platter) or ant eggs ...

  4. A quiz to keep you busy as a bee

    Posted Apr 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... because you think it is important Bugs, moths and fleas Some cool insect verbal phrases. What do they mean? 1 to be as snug as a bug in a rug a. to be lazy and unhelpful b. to be very comfortable ... a. a feeling of great nervousness b. a feeling of extreme hunger Which insect? Choose the correct phrases to complete these sentences 1 I am looking forward to the weekend hike, ...

  5. A natural approach to food and farming

    Posted Apr 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that staff members are not even allowed to use insect-repellent sprays that contain man-made chemicals. This is to prevent the chemicals from affecting the quality of the surrounding soil and crops. There are numerous nets and canopies to prevent insects from eating the crops. In addition, there are many traps, such as open bottles of sweet juice, which attract and drown insects. The farm helps promote ...

  6. Things Chinese: Antiques, Crafts, Collectibles

    Posted Nov 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... crickets- insects that mark the change of seasons- which is matched only by people's efforts to trap the insects in containers and cages; the similarly sounding Chinese word, xi, for both the insects and joy, means crickets have a history as a propitious decorative motif and as pets in the home. Kites- adopted as popular recreational activity by ordinary people during the Tang dynasty ...

  7. Grub's up

    Posted Nov 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... love. I'd probably prefer it with the maggots removed, but if the only type available still had them in it, I'd overcome my insect aversion and eat it anyway (although ...

  8. Diamond-studded bat bracelet proves this designer's best friend at jewellery launch

    Posted Sep 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... always wears is a diamond-studded bat bracelet, inspired by her grandmother's vintage insect jewellery collection. 'It's really an empowering thing. I also heard that the bat ...

  9. New guests at Ocean Park

    Posted Jun 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ocean Park has just opened its exciting new Rainforest section. It has the world's biggest rodent and the world's smallest monkey. There are 70 kinds of mammals, birds, fish and insects. There is also a cool water ride where you can have fun. Joe Says: My favourite rainforest animal is the Arapaima. These fish are huge. They breathe air, so they come up from under ...


    Posted Apr 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in cages, and sing revolutionary songs. 105 Fuxing Zhong Road (021 6372 6083). Flower, bird and insect market Head to this market where locals sell flowers and animals to keep as pets. South Xizang ...




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