Hello, I’ve been a long time reader on the old boards, part of the reason my move over here went so smoothly I think.
I am over here studying for four years and utterly love nature. As a kid in the UK I’d spend my childhood looking for insects and snakes to photograph and record and wanted to do the same here.
The problem is that everyone I ask thinks I am crazy. I guess they live with this stuff all the time and so the novelty wears off but hell I have no idea how or where to start looking for snakes and bugs and am no closer to finding out.
I read some old posts that some of you guys go out at night looking. If that still happens I would love to tag along, I live near Chiayi but would happily travel anywhere.
I guess there are more common foreigner problems that people have, but this is mine! So far I found a dead scarab beetle and the decomposing husk of a rhino beetle, David Attenborough I am not!
Any help or contacts are appreciated.