Upcoming Events

Kitchen Gardening Workshop, CRISIL Foundation in 17 May 2018 in Ahmedabad

 If gardening is one of commonest hobby of urbanites then kitchen gardening would be the most favourite form of gardening. The joy of growing one’s own food is unmatched. While it promotes healthy lifestyle, it is considered as a stress buster as well. This is 3-4 hour module to orient participants on kitchen gardening. It includes demonstrations, hands on group activity and interactive fun sessions on various aspects of gardening.  

Kitchen Gardening Workshop, CRISIL Foundation in 18 May 2018 in Ahmedabad

If gardening is one of commonest hobby of urbanites then kitchen gardening would be the most favourite form of gardening. The joy of growing one’s own food is unmatched. While it promotes healthy lifestyle, it is considered as a stress buster as well. This is 3-4 hour module to orient participants on kitchen gardening. It includes demonstrations, hands on group activity and interactive fun sessions on various aspects of gardening. 

Kitchen Gardening Workshop, CRISIL Foundation in 18 May 2018 in Pune

If gardening is one of commonest hobby of urbanites then kitchen gardening would be the most favourite form of gardening. The joy of growing one’s own food is unmatched. While it promotes healthy lifestyle, it is considered as a stress buster as well. This is 3-4 hour module to orient participants on kitchen gardening. It includes demonstrations, hands on group activity and interactive fun sessions on various aspects of gardening. 

Bird Architecture Workshop, CRISIL Foundation on 25 MAy 2017 in Chennai

Birds are important pollinators in any garden. One can boost birdlife of their locality by installing bird nest boxes and feeders. On the occasion of the International Bidiversity Day which is celebrated every year on 22 May  for focusing attention on plight of planet Earth. The theme this year is- End Plastic Pollution and to celebrate the same we have come up with the nest-building activity wherein we could plastic waste materials such as oil cans and plastic bottles to nest boxes.

Bird Archicture Workshop at Mahindra and Mahindra Limited on 1 June 2018

 Birds are important pollinators in any garden. One can boost birdlife of their locality by installing bird nest boxes and feeders. On the occasion of the International Bidiversity Day which is celebrated every year on 22 May  for focusing attention on plight of planet Earth. The theme this year is- End Plastic Pollution and to celebrate the same we have come up with the nest-building activity wherein we could plastic waste materials such as oil cans and plastic bottles to nest boxes.

Biodiversity Day: Natural Homes- Insect Hotel

Nature does a lot to help our fruits and vegetables along, not least by providing a legion of beneficial insects to pollinate our crops and prey on pests.  Urbanization and a growing preference for tidy gardens have decreased the habitat for the likes of wild bees, spiders and ladybugs.  To make sure these little helpers feel welcome and at home in the gardens it can be beneficial to create some cosy spots for them. One way of doing that is to build them an insect hotel. 

Biodiversity Day: Habitat Maintenance

LEC has developed two Butterfly Gardens in CIDCO at Urban Haat, CBD Belapur for conserving the local Butterflies and Bees.As the garden is now well established it requires regular maintenance. This includes removal of the weeds so that the plant thrive well. Re-planting new saplings  which will help in better propagation of the garden. This will in turn benefit the pollinators.

Biodiversity Day: Bund Development

Kharghar valley is situated among the hill block of Kharghar Hills. It is one of the popular destination for morning walkers and trekkers. The hills are dotted with several stream which are gushing with water during monsoon. Building small bunds across the stream will help to recharge the ground water level.Also its a popular hangout place during monsoon who lives behind a lot of garbage. A bund building activity will thus help to store and conserve the water for wildlife.

Biodiversity Day: Seed Collection Drive

May is when most of the trees have shed their leaves, fruits and the seed dispersed and now waiting for rains. The chances are that not every fallen on the ground will germinate into trees when monsoon arrives. A large no. of trees are wasted as they either get trampled or eaten by animals.To stop such wastage we would be collecting this seeds and bag them into sapling bags. These seed bags will be handed over to the forest department who could then use them for tree plantation during monsoon.

Biodiversity Day: Nature Trail Development

The nature trail in the Serenity Botanical Garden, is used by 10,000 underprivileged students who visit them for educational tours.The site is spread over 4000 sq m. There over 950 trees planted. The trail needs sprucing up which involves de-weeding, placing stones along the pathway and painting them. This will help the students to remain on the pathway during the trail. 

Other News

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. 

Lake Rehabilitation Projects

After working in the sphere of terrestrial biodiversity, Ladybird is now planning to venture into aquatic ecosystems. This year two lakes in Navi Mumbai and Bengaluru will be adopted. We will work along with local communities who have been battling to save these water bodies. A full year lake rehabilitation activities will be planned which will be executed with help of corporate volunteers.