Location: Sliding Stone Tree Park (Jarakbande Kaval Reserve Forest),Yelankani, Bangalore
Area: 1.5 acres
Project Duration: 2016-2018
Corporate Partner: Wells Fargo Ltd.
NGO Partner: Karnataka State Harijan Girijan Rural Development Organization (KSHGRDO)
Site Partner: Karnataka Forest Department
This butterfly habitat was established in June 2016 wherein we had planted 5000 saplings of 31 different nectar and host plants. Around 130 employees of Wells Fargo had participated in planting the sapling. We have installed 31 bilingual signage’s in the Habitat which will help in easy identification of the plants. The plants are watered through drip irrigation. The orientation hut has been painted with 32 different butterfly species along with their host and nectar plants found in the habitat. We have also developed the stone pathway for the easy access in the habitat. We are also conducting Free Butterfly Awareness Programme for educational institutions in Bangalore. Through this programme we have reached to more than 400 students and teachers from 7 different schools across Bangalore. The programme includes Butterfly tour cum nature trail and quiz. We have also developed Butterfly sticker sheet that includes 24 common butterfly species found in the habitat. These sticker sheets are given to the students attending the Butterfly awareness programme.
UPDATES: It has been a year since the establishment of these habitat and we are happy that all the plants are surviving with only 15 % mortality rate. The no of butterflies species found in the garden has also increased and now you will be able to spot around 32 species of butterflies and caterpillars.
Schools interested in participating in the free Butterfly Awareness Programme can write to us –firstname.lastname@example.org or can call us on +91 9082365358
We are also carry out de-weeding and mulching and plantation activities on fortnightly basis, anybody interested in volunteering at our site are welcome and can write to us –email@example.com or can call us on +91 9082365358