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Eco- Day

Celebrating World Soil Day December 5th
World Soil Day celebrates the importance of soil as a critical component of the natural system and as a vital contributor to the human commonwealth through its contribution to food, water and energy security and as a mitigator of biodiversity loss and climate change. It is celebrated particularly by the global community of 60 000 soil scientists charged with responsibility of generating and communicating soil knowledge for the common good.

To conserving the soil  we need to regenerate the formerly high organic matter of our soils and healthy microbial communities. We need to:
  • increase organic matter in soils through increasing groundcover, vegetation, mulch, composts...
  • implement time-controlled planned rotational grazing (such as Holistic Planned Grazing)
  • use bio-fertilisers
  • aim to have 100% groundcover, 100% of the time
  • encourage biodiversity - above and below the soil
  • support and protect soil microbial ecologies, including fungis
  • reduce dependence on increasingly expensive fossil fuels and non-organic fertilisers and bio-cides
Whats New 
Field guide brochures on Mangroves – Shorekeepers of Mumbai
Mangrove swamps are rich in life, providing food and a safe haven for coastal and marine creatures. The trees filter pollutants and play a major role in stabilizing shores and preventing erosion.

We are developing the Mangrove field guide in collaboration with United way Mumbai. This field guide brochures is designed to help identify and spread the awareness of  the different types of  flora and fauna found in Mumbai mangroves. It will include identification keys to assist with your identification along with the pictures.
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 consultladybird@gmail.com or call us on +91 9987013144
Past Events 

Butterfly Garden at National Soceity and Equal Opportunities for Handicapped (NASEOH), Chembur, Mumbai in Collaboration with United Way Mumbai

On 25th November 2016, we established our fifth Butterfly Garden at  NASEOH in Chembur, Mumbai in collaboration with United Way Mumbai. Sixteen employees form a corporate helped in establishing this Butterfly Garden. In total we plants 150 butterfly attracting plants of 15 species that included host plants and nectar plants. We also installed signage's of the plants that includes the name of the plant along with the type and the medicinal properties of the plants. At the end of the programme butterfly title signage was also installed.

Updates
1. Butterfly Habitat at Sliding Stone Tree Park Bangalore (Jarakbande Kaval Forest Reserve)
The walk able way was constructed in the Butterfly Habitat so that one can walk through the habitat and enjoy the butterfly habitat that is now blooming with colourful flowers and the butterflies fluttering over them. We are starting our free Butterfly Awareness Programme for school students from this month. For the same we have developed activity sheets and butterfly stickers as a souvenir for the students.

If you are interested in bringing school students at the park then write to us at  consultladybird@gmail.com  or call us on  +91 9987013144 
2. Butterfly Garden for Videojet Technologies India Pvt. Ltd in collaboration with United Way of Mumbai for Sacred Heart's High School, Vashi

On 19th November, 2016 we installed plant signage's and the title signage in the butterfly Garden. The plant signage includes information like common name of the plant scientific name and the type of the plant either a host plant or a nectar plant along with the photograph of the butterfly.
 
3. Butterfly Park at Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd.(HPCL)
We have completed the design of the butterfly garden and the plantation will start soon
We Recommend
Mission Mangroves
 
In collaboration with United Way Mumbai, the iNaturewatch Foundation is happy to launch its unique mangrove awareness programme- Shorekeepers of Mumbai. The programme includes talks and quiz based on mangroves. This is a FREE programme which is available for schools, colleges and community groups in Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai. 

For Queries: Contact at +91 99870 13144 or write to us at inaturewatch@gmail.com.
To register for the event click here.
Products
Peel It, Stick It, Flaunt It
This unique product that contains commonly seen 24 butterfly species is now available for sale. They could decorate your bags, books, laptops, mobile covers, fridge door, house doors, windows and so much more.
COST: Rs. 65/- each. (Postage and handling charges will be additional for single sheet : Rs.45/- within Mumbai and Rs. 75/- outside Mumbai). For bulk order contact us for discounts. Write to us at birdwingpublishers@gmail.com  or call us on +919987013144.
Resources
We are first to bring in technology into environment using mobile apps. Check our iNaturewatch and eForestrials mobile apps here
Download our free Mobile Apps
iTree
iButterflies
iNature Watch Birds
eForestrails SGNP 

Paper on Mobile Apps for Recording Climate Change 
click to download
 
 
CONTACT:
Mobile:  9987013144
Email: info@ladybirdconsulting.co.in
Website: www.ladbirdconsulting.co.in
     Office : Shop no  4, Shri Ambika Heritage, Plot no 1, Sector 1,  
  Opp Kharghar Stn. Kharghar Navi Mumbai 
 






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