關於時潮 About Us

關於時潮 About Us

 About Shi-Chau

Shi-Chau Agriculture Area became an important area of river navigation due to its convergence of North-South and Southeast-flowing rivers since the Qing dynasty; the Erlong River that is originally known as Qiwulan strikes through the middle of the area, forming Dawen that is commonly known as “Aobaizai” in the north and Wangtongwen in the northeast, and is adjacent to Wendi and Zhuangwei Township in the north.




The east side of the agriculture area is separated by the Toucheng River (Shisangu Drainage Ditch) and faces Zhuan of Toucheng Township in the distance while the north side of the area is bounded by the Shagang discharge line and Zhonglun of Toucheng Township; the area is also known as “Dawendi” due to its water stagnation, which resembles a washbasin that is full of water and thus forming unique place names such as Dawen, Wangtongwen and Wendi. After the war, there was a common saying among the residents that goes “two tides per day” based on ”Beat flow” (low tide) and “South flow” (high tide), therefore the area was named Shichau Village.


Ecological Environment

The area is endowed with an advantageous wetland environment, which attracted a diversity of birds to forage and inhabit here. Most of the birds are usually active in the Zhuan River estuary of Toucheng Township and the Dawen natural swamp area; during the period of two rice cultivations annually, the farming industry happened to be in prosperity, which was the period that attracted most of the birds. After the 1990s the two rice cultivations period fallowed, resulting in the idle of farmland during winter time, and along with the declining of the farming industry due to the virus invasion, all of the birds have moved to Wendi and the famous Black-faced Spoonbills are also regular visitors to the area; there have been a total of 39 families and 178 species of birds on record.

 

In addition, there are a total of 21 species of fish, 3 species of shrimp and more than 4 species of crab in the area with toothless Raninidae being the representative; not only does it represent the excellent water quality in the area that is suitable for crabs to grow, but it also laid down the best biological annotation for the “two tides per day” natural environment in the area.


As for the plant ecology, the blooming national treasure level Barringtonia Acutangula (Small-leaved Battingtonia) between the waters and the embankment of Erlong River is the rarest plant with 69 strains on record; in addition, there are also dozens of plants