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|Mexico City counts on ecological reserves that will allow you to do activities as the observation of flora and fauna of very varied species. The beautiful landscapes that constitute these natural areas, will invite you to do long walks through paths and small rivers.
Xochimilco's Ecological Park.
It is located towards the south of Mexico City, Av. Periférico Oriente núm. 1, Col. Ciénega Grande, Del. Xochimilco.
Named World´s Cultural Heritage due to its cultural value and unrepeatable natural features, in this park the necessary conditions get together to enjoy an ecological and cultural tour which will illustrate you about the endemic flora and fauna conservation projects of one of the most important metropolis´wetlands. It counts on a recreative zone, a reserve of birds and considerable green areas as the gardens of Xochitla and Botanical. During your visit, do not forget to cover its channels on board of its colored trajineras, curious wood crafts.
Ecological Park "San Nicolás Totolapan"
Situated towards the southwest of Mexico City, in the km 11.5 of the road Picacho - Ajusco, Del. Magdalena Contreras. In its 2 hectares, a great variety of endemic flora stretches out like groves, oyameles, mixed forests and grazing lands.The importance of the conservation of species habitat like the deer white tail or the teporingo has allowed the development of an ecotouristic infrastructure in which visitors be able to collaborate in the endemic flora and fauna conservation of the mountain range country of the Ajusco.
As part of the exploration activities, you will be able to know the deer park and participate in reforestation workshops guided by experts, who will go with you through interpretive paths, arranged specially to enrich your visit.
Cultural and Recreative Park "Desierto de los Leones"
Situated towards the west of Mexico City, in the former way to the "Desierto de los Leones"s/n, Col. Parque Nacional Valle de las Monjas, on the road núm. 15 Mexico-Toluca. It is one of the most important natural reserves of the city, since it counts on a wide population of holm oaks, pines and oyameles, on hills, gullies and innumerable springs and small rivers.
To long walking in a calm environment as the one perceived in the surroundings of the "Desierto de los Leones" will allow you to know better the forests of coniferous used as an habitat to common opossums, rabbits and squirrels. Near the road which take you to the the former Carmelite Convent, a monitored path is founded in which the pass is free.