Amazing Nature at Maryknoll Ecological Sanctuary
This ecological sanctuary is said to be a pine haven but it also is a bamboo forest. Covering almost 3 hectares, it's a small piece of heaven that one can spend with nature in the city. We went there and toured the place. There are other attractions there like a bit of human history and evolution but for now let's just focus on nature. I felt the urge to do some grounding there but I was not prepared enough so maybe next time.
We were lucky that there are flowers and fungi that that one can see. There was also an earth house but I feel that that needs another post alone.
I can't remember the last time we were there. I believe it was almost 10 years ago or probably more. Some parts of the area have had overgrowth and not properly tended too. Maybe because when pandemic hit, they just let nature take its course. Although the main trails have been maintained.
There was no greater feeling than being with nature. It speaks to you and teaches you if you only observe and willing to listen and open to learning.
There were a few changes that I have noticed but it was only slight. I think not many people go there so it's a good place to be of you don't want to be in the crowded parks.
I was hunting for mushrooms to take photos of and I am glad that I did find some. This time, they are mostly at the base of pine trees. I saw one one the ground that was of different kind and then another wedge in between rocks.
I was able to spot tiny wild flowers too which is hard to capture clearly. I wish I have brought my clip on lens. I was hoping there were more different kinds of flowers in bloom this time of year but I am content with what we saw there.
I wanted to stay a bit longer more and enjoy what nature can offer but it's time to go. Maybe next time we can stay longer.
If you want to have a time alone, do some meditation, some reading or just be with nature to relax and unwind, then come to Maryknoll Ecological Sanctuary.