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16 February 2020: Marine Survey at Chimbai Beach

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 We conducted our monthly marine survey at Chimbai beach on 16 February 2020 from 9.30 am to 1.15 pm. The rocky beach always surprises us with its diversity. We observed 100 of fiddler crabs peeping out from their ground holes and waving the claw. 100 of decorator worms were seen in a muddy patch. Sea Anemones, crabs, gastropods, bivalves, pistol shrimps, etc were observed during the survey. 

11th February 2020:Butterfly Habitat at Divya Vidyalaya, Jawhar

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 We did a review visit at the Butterfly Habitat developed last year at Divya Vidyalaya, Jawhar on 11 February 2020. The habitat is well established and we were happy to see the caterpillars and pupa of butterflies in the habitat indicating that the butterflies have started using the habitat. The life cycle of tawny coster and common mormon were observed on the passion flower and lemon plants. The plants have grown well in height and were blooming. Butterfly predators like calotes and otheca of praying mantis indicating the presence of praying mantis was also observed in the habitat. Which indicates that the habitat is well establish along with the food chain. The plant signage's were also installed at the habitat during the visit. 

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16 January 2020: Chimbai Beach Marine Survey

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 Chimbai Beach Marine Survey was conducted by the Ladybird Environmental Consulting at Chimbai Beach from 10.00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. by marine biologists Mr Satish Chennuri. During the survey we sighted different crabs, pistol shrimp, polychaete worms, gastropods and many other species  

4th January 2020: Plantation and Clean-up Activity

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 A group of 98 enthusiastic and hard working volunteers from DCB bank gathered at Nizampet lake Hyderabad for plantation and cleanup activity on 4th January 2020. They met at 10 am, thereafter a brief orientation, the volunteers were divided into two groups. The first group led by Gopal Bharti went to the Achari Kunta Lake to clean the lake area. They worked really hard and collected 90 Kg of wastes in 30 garbage bags. While group second was at Nizampet Lake cleaning the lake area. They collected approx 10 kg of waste. We also organised a plantation activity for group second at Nizampet Lake. Employees planted 100 butterfly attracting nectar and host plant saplings to create a butterfly garden. Volunteers De-weeded the pathways and added soil in plant beds. The volunteers seemed happy and excited contributing to the environment.  

8 Jan 2020: Plantation and cleanup activity at Periyar Lake

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 On 8 Jan 2020 we conducted a plantation and cleanup activity at Periyar Lake. The plantation was done for butterfly plants on the periphery of the lake after which the clean up was carried out. The programme was a part of Employee  Voluntering Programme of DCB Bank and was participated by a total 13 employees. 

25 Jan 2020: Eight Butterfly Gardens in Gurgaon

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 n employee volunteering programme was conducted by Ladybird Environmental Consulting on 25th January 2020 in collaboration with United Way Mumbai in Gurgaon. The programme included establishing a butterfly garden by planting 100 butterfly attracting plant saplings of 10 different species. It included nectar as well as larval host plants of butterflies. The employees of FedEx helped in establishing the habitat by participating in the works like ground preparation and plantation. 

1 Feb 2020: Eight Butterfly Gardens in Delhi

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 An employee volunteering programme was conducted by Ladybird Environmental Consulting on 1 February 2020 in collaboration with United Way Mumbai in Delhi at the SDMC Pratibha Primary School. The programme included establishing a butterfly garden by planting 100 butterfly attracting plant saplings of different species. It included nectar as well as larval host plants of butterflies. 28 employees of FedEx helped in establishing the habitat by participating in the works like ground preparation and plantation 

15 Feb 2020: Eight Butterfly Gardens in Mumbai

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 An employee volunteering programme was conducted by Ladybird Environmental Consulting on 15 February 2020 in collaboration with United Way Mumbai in Mumbai at the Shree Govind Bal Shikshan Mandal School. The programme included establishing a butterfly garden by planting 100 butterfly attracting plant saplings of different species. It included nectar as well as larval host plants of butterflies. 20 employees of FedEx helped in establishing the habitat by participating in the works like ground preparation and plantation. It was a challenging task for us as the school had a very small narrow patch of land but they were so keen on having the butterfly garden. We tried our best and converted this small patch in a butterfly garden.