The Haomei Village Nature Reserve is found in the west coast of Chiayi County, specifically in the township of Budai. This is a protected area untouched by any form of development. The village lies to the north of Bajhang River. Because this is where Bajhang and Longgong rivers converge, the area is very rich in natural resources. It has a mangrove forest, an offshore sandbar, thick forests that can withstand harsh winds and protect the nearby village, and a lagoon. These natural treasures are the reason why the place was designated as a protected area.
A thick growth of mangrove forest is found on the northern part of the lagoon. The growth is dominated by species of Avicennia. Some [Read more…]