As fall approaches, tourists and visitors can appreciate the wetland scenery and enjoy the fun of picking wild water caltrops at Yanhu village, Yangzhou in Jiangsu province.
A female villager surnamed Shen sits tight on the boat. She bends and deftly picks up a water caltrop. She keeps the mature ones of yellow green and puts back the delicate blue-green ones.
Shen said that the delicate ones are still growing and that water caltrops mature in batches, so they should be picked at the right time.
Boats drift slowly among the aquatic plants, and visitors, enjoying the beautiful view of the wetlands, relax on the lake.
Another villager said that the ecological environment is becoming better and better and the fish and shrimp in the lake are richer in quantity so you can harvest them and the crabs hiding in the water caltrops.
Two villagers in Yanhu village enjoy picking caltrops in the local wetland park. [Photo/yznews.com.cn]