The forest of Fabre is an observation breeding farm of Omurasaki (Great purple emperor), which is the national butterfly of Japan. The Emperor and the Empress observed the forest in the year 2009.
We can observe them just for a month of July.
Ezo Enoki grows naturally on Kuriyama. Omurasaki cannot live without Ezo Enoki.
The forest of Fabre is available only here in Hokkaido.The Southern Sorachi is the northeast limit of the Omurasaki’s habitat.
In August, we can see numerous fireflies at Hasanbetsu Satoyama.
A lot of (about 60 thousand) greater white-fronted gooses and swans fly over the sea in spring & fall.
My native town’s festivals are worth seeing. In particular, Shinisematsuri (fresh rice wine festival) in spring, and Kuriyama Shrine festival in fall, which attracts a lot of street stalls and visitors.
There are various festivals in the southern Sorachi, and a lot of tourists come and enjoy them. Nature, culture and history in the Southern Sorachi are offered to everybody.