Spreading out over the banks and artificial islands of the Las Colonias reservoir, a permanent body of water located in the heart of the Botanical Garden. In addition to trees and shrubs growing on the banks, the shoreline vegetation, which varies with the seasons, along with fish and aquatic invertebrates support a large number of resident and migratory birds, which can be observed on the reservoir throughout most of the year. The creation of 13 islands of different shapes and sizes and with different vegetation - a job carried out by the Botanical Garden between 2001 and 2008 - has been a determining factor in attracting bird populations, providing them with shelter and good niches for nesting.


Foto por Wayne Colony

Foto por Doug Hunt

Constructed islands

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