March is the last chance to see these wonderful creatures before they return north. 三月是在這些奇妙生物北返前見到牠們的最後機會。
Every year from November to March, the Maolin National Scenic▼ Area is home to an amazing natural event. During this time, hundreds of thousands of purple crow butterflies fly south to the foothills▼ of the Dawu Mountains to escape winter in the north. The Maolin National Scenic Area, along with the well-known Monarch▼ butterfly reserves▼ in Mexico, is one of the world’s most famous butterfly viewing areas. This has made it a popular tourist site in Taiwan. Michelin’s Green Guide awarded it three stars and lists it as a top destination together with sites like Green Island and Taroko Gorge▼. The best time to view the butterflies is between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. when the weather is sunny or cloudy. Purple crow butterflies are more active in warmer weather. When visiting, it is best to walk slowly and speak quietly, as loud noises tend to scare the butterflies away. It is also advised to wear proper hiking shoes, bring a light backpack, binoculars▼, and of course, a camera to capture the magic.
1. be home to... 是……的發源地／棲息地／家鄉 According to the guidebook, this forest is home to 20 species of birds. 根據這本指南，這片森林是二十種鳥類的棲息地。 2. escape vt. 避開，逃避 Only three passengers on the bus escaped serious injury. 公車上只有三位乘客逃過一劫未受重傷。 3. well-known a. 出名的，眾所皆知的 This well-known store is having a year-end sale. 這家有名的店在舉行年終大拍賣。 4. award vt. 頒發 The army awarded Peter a medal for saving the lives of eight people. 軍方頒發獎章給彼得，獎勵他拯救了八條人命。 5. destination n. 目的地 The couple chose Tahiti as their honeymoon destination. 那對夫妻選擇大溪地作為度蜜月的地點。 6. active a. 活躍的，積極的 My 80-year-old grandfather is still very active and often goes on trips. 我那八十歲的爺爺還很活躍，而且常去旅行。 7. scare...away / scare away... 嚇走…… Farmers use scarecrows to scare away birds and protect their crops. 農夫利用稻草人把鳥嚇走，以保護他們的作物。 * scarecrow n. 稻草人 8. advise vt. 建議；勸告 The doctor advised Connie to stay in the hospital for observation. 醫生建議康妮住院接受觀察。 * observation n. 觀察
▼ scenic a. 風景優美的 ▼ foothill n. 山麓小丘 ▼ monarch n. 君主；國王；女王 ▼ reserve n. 保護區 ▼ gorge n. 峽谷 ▼ binoculars n. 雙筒望遠鏡（恆為複數）