Two years of butterfly conservation
It was March 2015 when we established our first butterfly habitat in Mumbai and by March 2017 we had established nine of them in Maharashtra and Karnataka. We planted 31460 plants of more than- 45 butterfly attracting plants and also successfully in achieving its goals there has been a boost in the butterfly population. The two year shows that there has been increase in butterfly species diversity from minimum 28% to maximum 500%. Interestingly this hike was mostly noted for urban areas compare to rural or semi-urban sites. The lowest butterfly diversity noted before development of butterfly habitat was at Urban Hat where the count was 4 and it rose to 24 species marking 500% increase. In Jawhar, the butterfly habitat also boosted the bee population so much so that the school is now planning to install bee boxes at their site. This was also the site Tailed Jay- a city dweller was sighted since we had planted its host plants in large numbers.
Bund Building Activity
Kharghar Valley is situated among hill block of Kharghar Hills. It is a popular destination for morning walkers and trekkers. The hills are dotted with several streams which are popular hangouts for tourists. Monsoon is best time to visit this place therefore it is heavily visited during this season. This has however affected the area negatively, besides heavy trash which the visitors leave behind, the trail routes have been eroded due to illegal vehicular movement. The trail need to be strengthened and small bund need to create to redirect the stream flowing onto the road. This is a half day programme which involves trail clean up and building of bund. At the end, a nature trail will be conducted.
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LEC announces free Butterfly Garden scheme for schools and colleges in Mumbai, Thane, Navi – Mumbai
As an extension of our work in Butterfly Conservation, we are now developing butterfly gardens for free in educational institutes under CSR initiatives of various corporate. We are therefore seeking nominations schools and colleges from Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane who are desirous to have a butterfly garden in their premises. This will be a zero cost for the site partner except the maintenance. Interested schools may write to us at email@example.com or call us on +91 9082365358
LEC is conducting FREE BUTTERFLY AWARENESS PROGRAMME at Sliding Stone Tree Park, Bangalore
Sliding Stone Tree Park or popularly known as Jarakbande Kaval Forest Reserve is a 600 acres forest land situated at Yelahanka Hobli, Bangalore (north). The Ladybird Environmental Consulting in collaboration with Wells Forgo, Karnataka Forest Department in collaboration and Karnataka State Harijan Girijan Rural Development Organization has established a butterfly habitat on a 1.5 acres land wherein 5000 butterfly attracting plants have been planted. As part of the project, we are now conducting free butterfly awareness programmes for schools and colleges of Bangalore.
Venue: Jarakbande Kaval Forest, Next to (new) FRLHT Campus, Yelahanka, Bangalore (North)
Time: 9.00a.m. to 01.00 p.m./ 2.00 p.m. to 6 pm.
Days: Weekdays & Weekends
Group Size: 25 -50
Age group: 10 years and above
Medium of Instruction: English/Kannada
- Nature Trail (2 hr.): The group will be escorted by experts who will give a detailed tour to the tree park observing local flora and fauna, with emphasis on butterfli
- Worksheet on Butterflies (45 min): The nature trail will conclude with the visit to the butterfly habitat wherein they will learn about nectar and host plants. Based on this knowledge each student will be given a worksheet to solv These worksheets could be carried back by the students.
- Feedback & Conclusion (15 min): A verbal feedback from the students will be collected and a 24-butterfly sticker sheet will be given as souvenior to all participants
Note: The programme is free for all students which include programme, study materials and lunch.
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Shop no.4,Shri Ambika Heritage, Plot-1, Sector-1, Opp. Kharghar Rly. Stn., Kharghar, Navi Mumbai- 410210. Maharashtra, India.
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