July Events

18 July: Lake Clean Up Drive, Bangalore for DCB Bank

Lakes in Bangalore are numerous, and there are no rivers close by. Most lakes in the Bangalore region were constructed in the sixteenth century by damming the natural valley systems by constructing bunds. Baiyannaakunte Lake is one such man-made lake which needs attention. It is on adjoining road beautifully nestled with green however due to lack of maintenance, illegal dumping of waste is happening which is destroying the water quality. There is a need to of regular clean up so that locals start using it for their morning walks as well as nature trails. This can be a great way to bring people awareness among the people and to improve the condition of the water body.

7 July: Tree Plantation in Sliding Stone Tree Park, Bangalore for DCB Bank

The Van Mahotsav Day falls on 1 July 2018. During this period thousands of trees are planted all over India. It was started in 1950 and this is India's very own- Forestry Day. Jarakbande Kaval Reserve Forest is also known as Sliding Stone Tree Park with a butterfly habitat been developed on its two acre land. In the habitat we would be planting some more trees for birds and butterflies. Tree Plantation Program is a response to the substantial climate change and sustainability challenges, like water supply and biodiversity loss. As the monsoon has begun it is a good time to plant trees. The survival rate of the trees also increases during this season

Media Coverage

Dr. V. Shubhalaxmi's interview in Sanctuary Asia Magazine

 After working for more than two decades at one of the oldest conservation and research organisations in the country, the Bombay Natural History Society as an educator, this ‘bug lady’ branched out to launch Ladybird Environmental Consulting and iNaturewatch Foundation. Widely acknowledged as the first woman in India to study moths,Dr. V.Shubhalaxmi speaks to Anirudh Nair about the inner purpose that drives her remarkable career. . Click here to read more

Book Release in Bangalore - Coverage by Hindu

Did you know that moths make great mimics? Some moths are notorious for their ability to mimic other animals. Some have evolved to look like less edible insects, such as wasps, tarantulas and the praying mantis, to avoid being eaten, while others even mimic bird droppings. Did you also know that moths are attracted to beer, ale and lager? Facts like these and more about the not so well known Indian moth family were revealed at the book launch of Field Guide to Indian Moths, by Dr. V Shubhalaxmi. The launch took place at Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment recently. Click here to read more

Dr. V. Shubhalaxmi's interview on Day out with a Star

 We are proud to nominate Dr. Shubhalaxmi Vaylure, a celebrated entomologist and environmentalist as our next "Human Star" under "Day out with a Star" platform at http://www.dayoutwithastar.com . Dr. Subhalaxmi, recently authored a field guide to Indian moths. She is also fondly known as the "Moth Lady of India"!  Click here to know more

Other News

Invitation for Key speaker in Taiwan

We are honored to get invited as key speaker to 2018 2nd International Symposium of Danaine Butterfly Ecological Research and Sustainable Tourism Development organized by Nanhua University, Taiwan which is happening in August 2018. Dr. Shubhalaxmi will be delivering keynote speech on- Creating Butterfly Habitats under Corporate Social Responsibility in India. 

Birdwing Publishers launches its first book!

The field guide is meant for beginners therefore the language used is non-technical. It features descriptions of 773 species from 37 micro and macro moth families depicted in 156 colour plates. More than 1000 colour photographs of moths have been used. 

Translation of Mangrove Field Guide in Marathi

 After developing the English and Hindi version of this field guide, we are now translating the same in Marathi for United Way Mumbai.