Spring arrives at Lhalu Wetland

By: Liu Fang, Tenzin Sydron,China Tibet News
Updated: March 12, 2020
Photo shows the view of Lhalu Wetland. [China Tibet News/Nagwang Nyima]
The temperature is rising. The national natural reserve--Lhalu Wetland, locating at the northwest of Lhasa City, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, begins to flourish in spring.
Lhalu Wetland, which means reed marshes in Tibetan, is known as "the lung of Lhasa" and a "natural oxygen bar". With a total area of 12.2 km2, it is the largest urban wetland in China, 95% of which is covered by swamp meadow vegetation. It's warm climate and lush aquatic plants attract about 5,000 wild birds of 20 species inhabiting here throughout the year, including black-necked cranes, bar-headed geese, larks, skylarks, etc. According to Management Administration of Lhalu Wetland, currently, there are over 15,000 birds in the wetland, and the number has kept increasing in recent years.
In the distance, undulating mountains are still covered with thin snow, the Potala Palace is magnificent and beautiful; in the nearby, flocks of migratory birds are playing in water and flying under the blue sky.
In spring, Lhalu Wetland is full of vitality. Young buds are slowly budding in the reeds, migratory birds are about to fly back after a winter of recuperation.
Photo shows the migratory birds flying over Lhalu Wetland. [China Tibet News/Nagwang Nyima]
Photo shows the migratory birds of Lhalu Wetland. [China Tibet News/Nagwang Nyima]