Grey Shrew

Shrews in Shing Mun Country Park, Hong Kong

Considered very lucky, I spotted a Grey Shrew (Crocidura attenuata) when I was hiking in Shing Mun Country Park. The little fella was crossing the service road from one side of the woods to another, I then found her/him hiding under the foliage. What’s a Shrew? A shrew is a rodent/mole like mammal that is distinct on its own. They are …

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MacLehose Trail, Stage 6

MacLehose Trail Section 6 – Macaques

View of Kwai Chung, Needle Hill, and Tai Mo Shan Shing Mun, Kowloon and Shek Lei Pui Reservoir. WWII Relics, the Shing Mun Redoubt Rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta), Long-tailed Macaque (M. fascicularis) and hybrids Section 6 is the shortest trail of all of MacLehose Trail, stretching only 4.6km in length and both ends are conveniently connected to public transport. Although …

MacLehose Trail, Stage 7

MacLehose Trail Section 7 – Needle Hill

Needle Hill (532m) and Grassy Hill (647m) Jubilee (Shing Mun) Reservoir Busy flight path, perfect for plane spotting Section 7 is all about two hills — the Grassy Hill (647m) and Needle Hill (532m). Particularly, the extravagant view at Needle Hill is comparable to that at the Victoria Peak on Hong Kong Island, with less of a crowd for snaps. Section 7 is also right below a …