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   Tsiu Hang Special Area
    Site Description

The Lions Nature Education Centre features a mosaic of man-made and natural habitats. Outdoor facilities such as the specimen orchard and organic crop farm fields are complemented by a half-hectare woodland, where native camellias, azaleas and rhododendrons grow. Standing alongside them are flora species first recorded in Hong Kong, fung shui wood trees and representative conifer species. The ponds and marshy wetlands are much favoured by the frogs and toads, which seek refuge among the wetland plants.

    Site Protection

The site is within Tsiu Hang Special Area

    Transportation

Kowloon Motor Bus:
92     Diamond Hill Railway Station - Sai Kung
96R   Diamond Hill Railway Station - Wong Shek Pier (Special Route during public holidays)
Disembark at Pak Kong stop.

City bus:
698R  Siu Sai Wan - Wong Shek Pier (Special Route during public holidays)
Disembark at Pak Kong stop.

New World First Bus:
792M  Tiu Keng Leng Railway Station - Sai Kung
Disembark at Pak Kong stop.

Green Minibus:
1        Telford Garden (Kowloon Bay) - Sai Kung
1A      Choi Hung Public Transport Terminus - Sai Kung
12       Po Lam Estate (Tseung Kwan O) - Sai Kung
101M   Hang Hau Railway Station -Sai Kung (Special Route during public holidays)
Disembark at Lion's Nature Education Centre.

    Survey method

Surveys are conducted by active searching in potential hiding places and breeding grounds such as pools, under rocks and leaf litter, etc.  Tools such as hiking sticks for probing holes along catchwaters, snake hooks and tongs for catching snakes, hand nets for collecting tadpoles, etc. are employed.

For amphibian surveys, night-time auditory detection of calling males at breeding sites, and sampling of tadpoles and eggs in aquatic habitats, are also undertaken.  For snake and lizard surveys, placing of cover boards to increase chances of encountering these animals are also used.

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