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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 […]

A Guide to the Plants of Nairobi City Park

Page 3: The plants of Nairobi City Park.

Book Cover Stunning and well-written, this book offers readers a glowing look into the realm of plants at City Park. The guide builds on an assessment of the park’s plant diversity done by a team of botanists from the National Museums of Kenya in 2009 (and an update in 2018). The book is intended to stimulate […]

City Park’s Nurseries

An old notice at one of the City Park Nurseries

Importance of Nairobi’s Urban Green Research shows that level of particulate matter (PM) in Nairobi’s atmosphere is 70% higher than World Health Organization (WHO) recomended levels. Urban greening assist in improving cities microclimates and the aesthetics value. Uran green absorbs toxins, consuming carbon dioxide and generating oxygen. Where to buy a plant, in Nairobi? Most […]