Arthur said he only played a modest role from behind in promoting the understanding and protection of local wild orchids, using subtle approaches to educate the public gradually and encouraging everyone to take action to protect nature. ‘While experts at Kadoorie Farm focus on frontline scientific research, we, as community-based conservationists, stand behind them to do education work. We hope to change the mentality of the public, encourage ‘‘quiet observation’’ and appreciation of various orchid species and promote the love and protection of nature.’ Arthur agrees that environmental awareness of the general public has gradually increased in recent years, but he also laments the difficulties of engaging in conservation work in Hong Kong. ‘The crux of the matter is whether people will put words into action and change their habits.’ Fortunately, his discussion platform and website have attracted media attention, and he has also been invited to talk about orchids on TV. Such efforts would hopefully pay off.