Thursday, May 26, 2011
Our Botanical Garden
This week 50 of the 67 hectares of the Garden burned. The fire was on the North side of the canyon which preserved most of the area that had been developed with paths and buildings. But scattered through the Garden are many unique or very old specimens of plants and Cacti. This is a beautiful ecological reserve and also can be considered a historical site for the ruins of aqueducts and water works from the past that can be seen there. Here in San Miguel the newspapers reported the fire as an enviromental disaster.