Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India], November 25: This time in FICCI Flo’s Friends of Environment Initiative, the members spent the day in the lap of nature at Serenity Library and Botanical Garden located in Koteshwar, Ahmedabad on 25th November. With the ever-growing population and the amount of construction which is being carried out in all large cities, without too much heed to our natural heritage, most of the people live in a concrete jungle devoid of trees, birds, and mammals. This has left very few open breathing spaces and greenery for people to enjoy.
To bridge this void, today, FICCI FLO Ahmedabad Chapter has organised a session with nature at Serenity Library and Botanical Gardens, which houses 800 species of indigenous & exotic plants which have been planted over the last 20 years, also a butterfly garden which houses many species of butterflies. The botanical garden hosts more than 100 species of birds. The botanical garden has two excavated water bodies which play a vital role in attracting birds to the premises. The library building has a reading room that can accommodate about 40 people. It has about 3,000 books and 350 documentaries on the environment, wildlife & conservation.
The members organised many activities like nature trails, pond picking, watching documentaries, information about many medicinal plants, and seed identification. The fine weather and peaceful aura of the place have made the whole experience very unique.