The meeting point is in the mural of the subway station “Universidad” We will get to the free local bus of the university and go to the botanical garden of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Mexico is a megadiverse country, taking the 5th worldwide place in biodiversity of plants. The botanical garden has more than 1600 species of plants of the forests, jungles and deserts of the country, making it the second biggest botanical garden in the country. It has a diverse collection of numerous families of plants. If you are a plant lover, this trip is for you! In the end, you can decide to buy a souvenir in the sustainable shop of the botanical garden, call Tigridia.
I am a wild spirit, connected with nature. I'm a biologist that has grown up in Mexico City, one of the biggest cities in Latin America, so I need to get curious and adventurous in order to search for the nature landscapes and ecosystems that resists the big pressure of a city constantly growing. In the academic and professional aspect, I have experience working on the Magdalena template forest, the chinampas of Xochimilco lake and in the National Park that is inside of the National Autonomous University of Mexico! I have specialized in biocultural management of the natural resources, so I not only know about the biological and ecosystemic stuff, I get the complete panorama with the history of Mexico City in the pre columbian time, the conqueror of the Mexica Empire, the colonial time and the moderns times.
All the trip takes place in the Botanical Garden of the Institute of Biology of the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
Enjoy the day in a botanical garden