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WHITE-BREASTED WATERHENS ARE WITNESSED ON THE ARTIFICIAL ISLAND OF THE MIND LAKE

Institute of Natural Resources Management Assistant Professor Wang Chih-yu (王之佑) said that white-breasted waterhens would now visited the artificial island of the Mind Lake on the campus now.

“We have seen them with their babies on the island,” Wang said.

The professor explained that these species would often be seen in the rural areas but it would be difficult to see them along the urban waters because they are sensitive birds.

The artificial island of the Mind Lake was established in 2015. In addition to white-breasted waterhens, Wang and his team also discovered yellow-leaf seedboxes, smooth knotweeds, water willows, dragonflies, Gunther’s frogs, night herons, etc.

“It is a sign that the artificial island has become a new home for many animals,” he said.

In addition to becoming a new home for animals, Wang also said that the plants on the artificial island will also help purify the water, but more work will be needed, such as redesigning the island and new management rules for the lake.

“It is very precious for us to have the lake in the middle of the city,” Wang said. “Just enjoy what we have here instead of polluting the water that will eventually destroy the lake and everything. That includes feeding these animals.”

The professor said that more plans to preserve and protect the Mind Lake will be carried out during this coming fall semester.