Newsletter, June 2023


SCIENTIFIC CAFE: Feathers and songs, birds of El Charco

Saturday June 17 / 10:00 a.m.

Free admission

Scientific cafes are opportunities to talk and think about science while sharing a pleasant moment. In each session, a guest expert introduces the topic of his specialty through a talk with everyday language, which is then discussed with the audience. This activity is carried out in many parts of the world with the intention of expanding or updating the knowledge of a non-specialist but interested public. 

Come and learn about the avifauna of the Botanical Garden through the experience of Rodrigo López, we invite you to enjoy a good coffee and science in the Botanical Garden.


COURSE: CULTIVATION AND GENERALITIES OF ORCHIDS

Sundays 11, 18 and 25 of June

Registration open

Contribution: $800.00 pesos

The botanical family Orchidaceae counts with the largest number of species in the world, they are distinguished by the evolutionary complexity in their floral structures and their ecological interactions with other organisms. Of the 25,000 species of orchids in the world it is estimated that in Mexico 1,263 species grow. Most develop in tropical areas, however in other xerophilous habitats they also reach distribution and it is very important to know them for their conservation. The course is organized from the general information of orchids to specific topics of cultivation at home.

Registration:

- Reception of El Charco

- Bank transfer: email copy of your payment to elcharcocontabilidad@gmail.com to receive confirmation.


NATIONAL BOTANICAL GARDENS DAY

Saturday July 8

Free Access from 10:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m.

The Mexican Association of Botanical Gardens (AMJB in Spanish) annually invites its members to dedicate a day to celebrate the mission of the Botanical Gardens. This year with the theme "Botanical Gardens, promoters of dialogue for peace and sustainability" El Charco del Ingenio has prepared a program for children and adults. “Jardines Botánicos, promotores del diálogo para la paz y la sostenibilidad” El Charco del Ingenio ha preparando un programa para chicos y grandes.

To participate all you need to do is arrive on time and register at the reception.


THE BOTANICAL GARDENS OF MEXICO IN SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE

Botanical gardens play a fundamental role for plant conservation and environmental education.

The Mexican Association of Botanical Gardens (AMJB) was founded in 1985 and since then, it convenes and integrates the botanical gardens of the country to promote the relationship between them and reaffirm their participation with society. It also organizes an annual meeting where, through presentations, workshops and assemblies, criteria and decisions are unified for the achievement of common objectives.

To take place during October 3 – 7 El Charco del Ingenio-Jardín Botánico

More information: https://elcharco.org.mx/xxxvi-reunion-anual-y-asamblea…/


THE HERBARIA OF MEXICO IN EL CHARCO DEL INGENIO

El Charco del Ingenio Ethnobiological Garden invites curators and staff that make up Mexican herbariums to participate in the National Meeting of Herbariums to be held in the city of San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico, on August 28, 29 and 30, 2023. The purpose of this meeting will be the digitization, database management and patrimonialization of botanical collections.

More information here bit.ly/41BaQ2Y


EL CHARCO DEL INGENIO, A STRENGTHENED CITIZEN PROJECT

Soon it will be 32 years of this beloved citizen, self-managed, Mexican and independent project, which has received multiple certifications, recognitions and above all has been consolidated and strengthened over the years. 

We invite you to enjoy this video and share it with your friends.


RENOVATION OF THE SOLAR OBSERVATORY (SOLAR CALENDAR AND CLOCK)

Come and rediscover this interesting spot in El Charco del Ingenio. 

In this observatory we can record important dates such as the equinoxes, solstices and zenith points throughout the year. We can know what day and what time it is because a sunbeam is pointing at us on the floor marked with a series of lines... But -since we know that it is not the Sun that is moving-, in reality it is an Observatory of the Earths Movement.


NEW PUBLICATION!

FLORES SIVESTRES DE EL CHARCO DEL INGENIO (Wildflowers Of El Charco del Ingenio)

This field guide to the flowers that sprout in the reserve is a tool for researchers and nature lovers, which also contributes to the efforts to promote and defend Mexico's biocultural heritage.

ASK FOR THIS BOOK ON YOUR NEXT VISIT TO THE BOTANICAL GARDEN

  


EL CHARCO DEL INGENIO: MEMBER OF BOTANIC GARDEN CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL (BGCI) BOTANIC GARDEN CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL (BGCI)

Since 2005, El Charco del Ingenio has been part of Botanical Garden Conservation International , the largest network of botanical gardens and plant conservation experts in the world. Based in London,England, this organization brings together a large number of botanical gardens in more than 100 countries. Its mission is to link members to create global participatory strategies in order to ensure plant diversity, for the well-being of people and the planet.

In a country like Mexico, whose geography comprises an enormous biotic wealth, botanical gardens play a fundamental role in the knowledge and conservation of biocultural heritage.


NATURAL HISTORY TOURS IN ENGLISH

Every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 am

Ticket: 150 pesos per person / 100 pesos members


CHARCO BIRDWALKS


ART AND SCIENCE IN THE BOTANICAL GARDEN
NEW SET OF 12 POSTCARDS: BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS OF EL CHARCO

Graphic work of four creative women from San Miguel de Allende:

Marijose Marín, Marisol Guerrero, Paquina Langenscheidt and Rocío Ríos

Available in our gift shop: 300 pesos

NEW IZCUINAPAN REGIONAL ARCHAEOLOGY HALL IN THE HISTORICAL MUSEUM. MIGUEL MALO ZOZAYA COLLECTION

The Botanical Garden shares and celebrates with the association Amigos del Museo this new exhibition space of the archaeological heritage of San Miguel de Allende, which was inaugurated last October in the "Casa de Allende Museum". The Sala Izcuinapan already exhibits the valuable archaeological collection gathered by Miguel Malo Zozaya, who for years studied and disseminated regional pre-Hispanic history, especially that which flourished during a period of a thousand years in the middle section of the Laja River.

After 50 years in which most of this collection left San Miguel de Allende, this extraordinary collection has returned to be safeguarded, studied, restored and exhibited permanently in the Museum.

This great effort towards recovering such important heritage derives from the confluence of diverse participants: historians, archaeologists, restorers, museographers, photographers, designers, draftsmen, activists ..., a vast collective work with the support of INAH (National Institute of Anthropology and History) and local donors.