Colonia Benitez

Boyero

Location: is located in Chaco province.

Surface: 7 hectares.

Created: It was created as a Natural Strict Reserve in 1990 and turn into Educative Reserve in 2002.

Animals: A lot of wild birds, such as the “picaflor”, the “boyero ala amarilla”, and the toucan. The toucan inhabits the Educative Reserve in little groups.

Plants: espina corona, Francisco Alvarez, lapacho, ombú, chaguares and red orchids.


Characteristics: RE Colonia Benitez (Colonia Benitez Educative Reserve) protects a sample of the Chaco Oriental scrubland, which includes a "quebrachal" and wet pastures sectors.

RE Colonia Benitez (Colonia Benitez Educative Reserve) has two sectors: the Clausura Schulz and the Quebrachal . The Clausura Schulz has a seven hectares surface and it is located in the lot number 24. The Quebrachal has one hectare surface and it is located in the lot number 36. Both of them are into the INTA Experimental Station.

The protected area belongs to the “ Esteros, Cañadas y Selvas de Ribera” region. The climate is wet, and there are scant winter rains. During the warmer month, the media temperature is 22ºC, and the region annual media temperature is 18ºC.

Detail of ombú tree

Argentina National Parks

Chaco Province