Urban planning often incorporates public parks, providing improved air quality and opportunities for recreation. For residents of East-Southeast Asia’s megacities interactions with “nature” may be limited to interactions taking place
in urban parks. Urban parks can provide refuges for ecologically important biodiversity such as insect pollinators. While residents may be unlikely to notice small insects such as bees, butterflies
are more likely to be noticed and to provide positive human-“nature” interactions.