Which extends beyond the high walls of the canyon and the reservoir, covers the largest part of the conservation area, and represents the typical landscape of the Mexican highlands. Most of the spontaneous flora is annual or deciduous, providing sharp contrast between the dry and rainy season, when the hills are covered with greenery and multicolored flowers. Old mezquite and huizache trees rise over the grasses and underbrush, along with tree-like cacti such as the nopal and garambullo, with its characteristic candelabrum shape. In addition, this chaparral is populated by various species of mammals and reptiles, and a great variety of birds can be observed during different times of year.

Ilustración Dante Escalante, Historias de un Jardín charco del ingenio Ed. Santillana