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  1. Nature on our doorstep

    Posted Jun 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Step out of the city and into a world of insects, birds and interesting animals ...

  2. Insects are our friends

    Posted Jun 11th 2004, 12:00am

    ... Summer programme to explore the world of these amazing creatures, writes Carmen Ip What is your first reaction when you see an insect in your house? Scream? Step on it? Hit it with something? Most people are disgusted when they see an insect, but did you know that the world of insects is much larger than the world of mammals? If you would like to learn more about the insects ...

  3. Cockroach killers face fine of $1.2m

    Posted Feb 17th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... were accidentally introduced to the island in 1918, the insects were virtually wiped out. About 300 of the cockroaches survive on rat-free Blackburn and Roach islands, two tiny islands off the coast of Lord Howe. Blackburn island's entire population of the insect is believed to live under a single banyan tree. Michael Murphy, threatened species officer with the New South Wales ...

  4. Facts and figures

    Posted Jun 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There are around 4,000 species of mammals but more than a million species of insects. Entomologists (a scientist that studies insects) believe that we've only discovered 10 per cent of the world's insect species. Insects are one of the world's most successful organisms, which explains why they are almost everywhere. Almost 40 per cent of known insect species are beetles. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. first person

    Posted Aug 04th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... As told to Simon Parry Architect Christophe Barthelemy, 42, has been photographing insects in the New Territories for the past six years for a book to be published in autumn. He explains why people should pay more attention to the creepy-crawlies living around them. I like insects because they are unliked. Insects are seen by most people as obscure, unpleasant things we want ...

  7. Strolling in the Fragrant Garden

    Posted Jan 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Late Qing dynasty paintings of plants, insects, small animals and village scenes by Guangdong cousins Ju Chao (1811-1865) and Ju Lian (1828-1904), including Ju Lian's Flowers and Insects: Lindley Glorybower, Cicada (above). Daily, 10am-6pm (Sat until 8pm), closed Thursdays (except public holidays), HK Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2721 ...

  8. Creepy crawlies

    Posted May 10th 2007, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... Insects live quiet lives in fields, on beaches, by rivers, under ground and the backs of cupboards everywhere. Prepared by Ellen Whyte Hong Kong has some fascinating insect life. ... of mosquito and 124 species of grasshopper. While insects might make your skin crawl, they are not just scary pests, but very useful creatures. Insects aerate the soil, help flowering plants ...

  9. Capital prepares to combat locust swarm

    Posted Aug 06th 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Pest-fighting units in Beijing have been put on alert as a swarm of locusts flies closer to the capital. The insects have already devoured more than 4.6 million hectares of grassland ... for a possible locust invasion,' she said. Ms Jin said the agency had begun to mobilise its staff at the municipality's 10 monitoring stations after officials discovered some of the insects ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Scientists baffled but relieved after butterflies swarm Siu Lang Shui

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Watchers baffled but happy about big increase in insects visiting for winter, after two lean years Experts aflutter at butterflies' comeback Butterfly experts are baffled by the surge in seasonal visitors to the city's leading natural habitat and are calling for more volunteers to help them tag the insects. On Wednesday, volunteers from Tai ...




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