Do you know that Taiwan is named “the kingdom of
butterflies?” In Taiwan, it is warm and wet, and there are
many kinds of plants. Thirty or forty years ago, the number of
butterflies was large and there were more than four hundred
kinds of butterflies. However, people caught too many
butterflies, and nature was destroyed.There were fewer and
fewer butterflies in Taiwan. `Several years ago, some people
noticed that.They thought Taiwan should be the kingdom of
butterflies forever, and they hoped butterflies could still live
in Taiwan. They tried hard to create the environment for
butterflies to live. Now many kinds of butterflies can be seen
in many places.
In Kaohsiung, Maolin is a famous spot to watch
butterflies. From November to next year’s March, millions of
purple crow butterflies stay here. Every year many visitors go
to Maolin for them. It is said that the best time to watch them
is before 11:30 in the morning or from 2:00 to 3:30 in the
afternoon. Long-sleeved clothes and pants should be worn,
and visitors can bring cameras, water, hats, or telescopes.
Visitors can’t catch any butterflies there. If visitors want to go
to Maolin, they can surf the Net first.
【題組】38. Why can Taiwan be named “the kingdom of butterflies?”
(A) Taiwan looks like a butterfly.
(B) There are many kinds of butterflies in Taiwan.
(C) Many people like to watch butterflies.
(D) People caught many butterflies in Taiwan.