• Flora and Fauna

    Guayaquil’s Parque Historico Wildlife

    “Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” — Gary Snyder Free attractions abound in Guayaquil, Ecuador’s largest city. One of my favorites is Guayaquil’s Parque Historico, full of plants and animals. Parque Historico (Historic Park) is a relaxing retreat in the big city. The park has three distinct areas – wildlife, historic architecture, and traditional lifestyle. Today I focus only on wildlife. The park’s plants and animals are all native to Ecuador. Some animals injured in the wild find homes here. Meandering through the park, pausing frequently to listen to the birds is a relaxing way to spend a morning or afternoon. Raised walkways provide incredible proximity…