STORIES By Heritage Resorts - Issue 3 - 2019 - Page 44



|NATURE
THE BIOSPHERE OF BEL OMBRE
A REFUGE
FOR UNIQUE SPECIES
OF THE WORLD
By Mélissa Leclézio
Ephemeral art: Shirin Gunny
A LIGHT SEA BREEZE BLOWS OVER
THE WILD SOUTH OF THE ISLAND.
ON THIS SATURDAY MORNING,
HERITAGE NATURE RESERVE SPORTS
A RESPLENDENT RANGE OF SUMMER
COLOURS. OUR GUIDE, JEAN CLAUDE
SEVATHIAN, IS A TALKATIVE AND FUN
BOTANIST WHO KNOWS THE FAUNA AND
FLORA OF MAURITIUS. ACCESSIBLE TO
ALL, THIS NEW HIKE IN THE HEART OF
THE BLACK RIVER GORGES NATIONAL
PARK – AN AREA MANAGED BY THE
NATIONAL PARKS AND CONSERVATION
SERVICE (NPCS) – IS ALREADY ONE
ENTRE CIEL
ET TERRE
OF THE ESTATES NOT-TO-BE-MISSED
EXPERIENCES. FOLLOW US AS WE
Shizaea dichotoma;
Antrophyum boryanum;
Psilotum nudum; Gouania
tiliifolia flowers and leaves;
Love in a puff flowers; bois
de Judas leaves and fruits;
bois banane flowers; moss;
lizard’s foot fern.
DISCOVER THE BEL OMBRE BIOSPHERE,
ONE OF THE BEST-PROTECTED PRIMARY
FORESTS ON THE ISLAND!
Fougère, fleurs et feuilles
de liane chartier, fleurs de
bonnet de prêtre, feuilles et
fruits de bois de Judas, fleurs
de bois banane, mousse,
pattes de lézard.
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