TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Firefly season at the Danongdafu Forest Park in Hualien County's Guangfu Township began last weekend and will last until April 11, the Hualien Forest District Office announced in a press release.
The accessible forest park offers the earliest opportunity to view fireflies, according to the office.
Office Director Huang Chium-tse (黃群策) said local residents have long been taking good care of the ecology at the farms surrounding the park, which allows the insects to flourish.
The office will run shuttle buses to and from the park on Fridays and Saturdays during firefly season. The pickup stops, located in Hualien City, include the Parkview Hotel, Fullon Hotel, Chateau de Chine Hotel, Dongdamen Night Market, and Hualien Tain Station.
The price for a weekend firefly viewing trip, including a roundtrip ticket for the shuttle bus and a gift containing local produce, is NT$400 (US$14) per person, while the price is NT$500 per person for the long holiday from April 1-4.
(Hualien Forest District Office photos)