INTERPRETIVE PATH: MOUNTAIN MESOPHILE FOREST "ARROYO LA BULERA"
The interpretive trail is a tool of Environmental Education that allows people to approach the natural environment to learn and to recreate. On a regular basis the trail is led by a guide who helps visitors discover knowledge through all their senses.
The Interpretive Path consists of stations previously assigned , each station is assigned a name that is easy to remember, each station consists of a theme that is developed on the site using the natural environment as teaching material.
For its operation, the trail must have basic signage and its route must be through places where any type of person can travel. In any case, it is easy to design alternate routes for people with disabilities, seniors or children with preschool .
To make the interpretive trail interesting, you can identify those peculiar sites such as bird nests, burrows and bodies of water where animals come. This is achieved by linking with wildlife tracking techniques as well as identifying everything with a touch of explorers rather than captive students. It is also possible to link this activity with a photographic safari .
The interpretive trail begins southwest of the Cabañas Area. It has an approximate length of 3 kilometers round trip, starting at La Bulera and ending at the site known as the 5 waterfalls .
The predominant vegetation is the gallery forest and sometimes it is combined with the pine-oak forest . It is located in a glen where the plants remain green most of the year. It is easy to find trees with heights higher than 15 and 25 meters in height. The presence of species of bromeliads , orchids , and arborescent ferns is common. It is easy to find many birds on the route including magpies copetonas , parakeets atoleros and chonchos among many more. The traces of white-tailed deer, foxes, pumas and raccoons are easy to find near the stream, and if the tour is made in silence and attentive it is possible to get to observe these and other animals of the place.
To develop, we have staff with basic knowledge and skills for interpretation. There is a birdwatching guide and a booklet that explains each of the five stations that the Interpretive Trail has.