A butterfly garden to beautify Bahrain

A desert garden dedicated to blooming flowers acting as a butterfly sanctuary could become a permanent attraction in Salman City as Bahrain aims to mirror a magical project already operational in the Gulf.

The Northern City Council agreed to take the proposal to the Department of Public Works, Municipal Affairs and Town Planning in a vote yesterday.

Plan

A draft project plan includes a walkway over an area totaling 27,718 km2.

The 500,000 BD project would become a green oasis amid the northern city’s residential neighborhoods and act as a tourist magnet.

“This proposal is the first of its kind in the country,” said technical committee supervisor and engineer Ifthikhar Al Hujairi, presenting the proposal to the council.

“A flower garden could bring a lot to the city of Salman, beautify it and honor its namesake, His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Prime Minister,” she said.

“It’s something that everyone can enjoy, especially children. The construction of such a park would help diversify the country’s tourist attractions and attract visitors from across the GCC and the Arab world.

“Not to mention that a new tourist attraction would be a potential source of revenue for the country. It would also contribute to reforestation and the creation of more green spaces.

“Another benefit is that the park could also help educate people about the importance of butterflies to the environment, as there is no place in Bahrain dedicated to them.”

Butterflies play an important role in pollinating flowers, especially flowers that have a strong fragrance, are red or yellow in color, and produce a large amount of nectar. Nectar is an important part of a butterfly’s diet.

An abundance of butterflies is often an indication that an ecosystem is thriving. This is because butterflies are an important part of a food chain, both as predators and as prey. Adult butterflies and caterpillars are an important food source for other animals such as birds.

Species

Some species also provide a natural form of pest control. For example, the harvester butterfly eats aphids while in its caterpillar form.

Since they are cold-blooded creatures and generally need warm weather to survive, you are more likely to find them living in warm, tropical climates.

Photos and videos of the Dubai Butterfly Garden were presented during the council meeting as an example of what could be developed in the kingdom.

The idea was put forward by Advisor Mohammed Al Dossari, whose consistency is Budaiya, Jasra and the Hamala Coast.

Two locations on the island have been suggested, one of two in the northwest sections and one in the eastern section.

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