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More roving displays on butterflies

Members of the public are reminded not to miss this year's Zoo Education Exhibition, which focuses on butterflies.

Organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), this roving exhibition, "Butterflies in Hong Kong's Urban Parks", had its first stop at the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens yesterday (November 20) and today (November 21).

A department spokesman said that thousands of visitors and park-goers had been attracted to the exhibition.

"They have all enjoyed the fun of butterfly-watching and other guided tours at the gardens. Some of them gained access to the animal enclosures and the food preparation centre while the children had lots of fun taking part in other fringe activities such as a butterfly jigsaw puzzle, butterfly colouring games and the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens website's games," he added.

The roving exhibition will continue at five other LCSD parks starting tomorrow (November 22). The itinerary is as follows:

Venue Period
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Hong Kong Park November 22 to 28

Kowloon Park November 29 to December 5

Tuen Mun Park December 6 to 12

Yuen Long Park December 13 to 19

Tai Po Waterfront Park December 20 to 27

The spokesman said that as well as promoting awareness of environmental protection, the exhibition aimed to cultivate an interest in butterfly-watching among visitors.

The exhibition introduces elements such as the body structure, life history, classification and species of butterflies.

In addition, the photos and descriptions of more than 30 butterfly species including swallowtails, whites and yellows, nymphs, browns, blues and skippers and their external features and characteristics are on display.

Ends/Sunday, November 21, 2004
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