Want to discover Kenya’s fauna and flora, take a walk
Posted Thursday, May 31 2012 at 17:25
Most of us spend the better part of the day in traffic either driving or as passengers inhaling the fumes that hang heavy in the air.
At worst, we are the pedestrians who are casualties of clouds of fumes left by cars zooming past us. In the end, we are walking around with tons of killer deadly, toxic fumes.
But you don’t have to be a passive inhaler of these fumes all your life.
There are ways to rid yourself of the fumes that fill the air by taking a walk in a serene green environment of the nature walks and trails around the country.
The refreshing air mixed with the soft sounds of nature, probably a waterfall at a distance or the birds chirping and trees swishing to the wind are sure to soothe away the stressors of day to day life.
The natural environment allows you to be away from the hassles of the city. The trails are not only relaxing but also highly educational.
With a lot to offer when it comes to sites and sceneries. Such an environment has countless different species of living creatures and the best way to get an idea of the wonders of nature is to try a nature trail.
These trails are created to give individuals the opportunity to view, indulge and interact freely with the flora and fauna.
How many species of trees around your home can you name? Or do your children know the different birds that set up home on the trees in your backyard?
The best way to learn about nature is to take an educative and highly relaxing walk in these trails most of which are designed to be self-guided or done with the aid of a tour guide.
The best alternative is to have a guide with you, especially in forested trails.
The guides or signposts around the trail will list out the different species in the area, pointing each one out.
You will also get to see both common and rare indigenous trees dating back up to a century.
The nature trails have been set up for different reasons and under different managements all for the same cause which is environmental conservation.