Ode to a Wetland

Chi Kuo-chang /photos courtesy of Chi Kuo-chang /tr. by Scott Williams

Located at the fringes of a rivermouth swamp, the Goumei Wetland is a mix of beach and muddy land that nurtures a wide variety of wildlife, including birds, fish, and crabs. It is also Taiwan's largest conservation zone for the reed Bolboschoenus planiculmis.

The broad wetland and spectacular windmills are an amazing sight that attracts hordes of young holidaymakers seeking a temporary respite from the stresses of the workaday world.

Enjoy the scenery, but keep it pristine to ensure that this precious wetland ecology remains sustainable.

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