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A Butterfly Expedition at City Park, Nairobi

Green-banded Swallowtail by P. Usher

As participants gathered at the Park entrance we were treated to a pair of skipper butterflies, doing quick hops around a short duranta bush. Immediately we are introduced to the first lesson of the day; you can tell a butterfly’s family by how they fly. According to the expert present, the Skipper butterflies belong to […]

WORLD CITIES DAY 2020 ~ MARCH TO CITY PARK

Daima Green Space Poster

“On this World Cities Day, we recognize the extraordinary contribution made by grassroots communities in our cities and towns. The value of communities has been brought into sharp focus during the response to COVID-19,” said António Guterres, Secretary General of United Nations. Well it does not get any more Grassroots than; a beautiful sunny Saturday […]

Developing a Comprehensive Plan for Restoration of City Park

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Following the handover of City Park to Kenya Forest Service from the Nairobi City County Government, a task-force comprising of representatives from KFS, NEMA, NMK, KEFRI, NMS, NCCG and Friends of City Park was constituted to develop a restoration plan for the Park. Ms Charity Munyasya, KFS’ Deputy Chief Conservator of Forests, chairs the Committee. […]