Under the Employee Volunteering Programme we plan to develop the nature trail at Kharghar Valley in Navi Mumbai. The trail crumbles with every monsoon, the gushing streams wash away soil, stones creating deeper trenches. The trail need to be reinforced so that next monsoon, further soil erosion could be avoided and the path becomes safer for its visitors. Anybody interested in supporting this cause may contact us.
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
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
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
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.
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.
After developing the English and Hindi version of this field guide, we completed translating the same in Marathi for United Way Mumbai.