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Wish you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year!!
Hope this year brings a lot of joy and happines to your life.
Up coming Eco-Day

World Wetlands Day (2 February 2017)

Every year 2nd February is celebrated World Wetlands Day. This day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea. Since 1997, the Ramsar Secretariat provides outreach materials to help raise public awareness about the importance and value of wetlands. 

You can celebrate the day by
1.Visiting a Wetland
2.Creating Awareness about Wetlands by conducting a Presentation Click for the PPT
3.Take part in Wetlands Photo Contest Click for more details

Contact us on 9987013144 or write to us at consultladybird@gmail.com if you want to visit a wetland in Navi Mumbai for a Bird Watching and Wetland Bird Count Programme.
Red-breasted Merganser Sighted For The First Time In India

The first officially documented sighting of the Red-breasted Merganser in India has been reported from Vasai, Mumbai.There have been obscure old records of the sighting of this bird in India, once in 1889 and other in 1961, both from West Bengal, both of which cannot be supported by any authentic documentation. So, officially, this sighting from 2016 is the first of its kind. The Red-breasted Merganser is the most widespread of the mergansers, a group of fish-eating ducks also known as saw-bills due to their long, narrow, serrated beaks. It breeds in large parts of the northern hemisphere including the North America, Greenland, Iceland, Northern Europe and Central Asia. During the winter season, they migrate southwards to Mexico, Central Europe, Mediterranean and even Iran and Pakistan. Never before have these birds known to have migrated to India to winter.
Whats New 
Workshop on Biodiversity Conservation
We are happy to inform that we are conducting a Biodiversity Conservation Workshop for Training for Technology Centre at the Forest Research Institute Dehradun. 
Past Events 

Workshop on Kitchen Gardening and Composting for  Mahindra Susten Pvt Ltd.

We conducted a workshop on Kitchen Gardening and Composting on 5 December, 2016 for the employees of Mahindra Susten Pvt Ltd. at Marol. Altogether 20 employees attended this session. The session started with a presentation on Kitchen Gardening and Composting – the need to grow our own vegetables in organic soil. During the session employees gained knowledge about the different types of composts like the compost from garden waste, kitchen waste and vermicompost, and learned how they can make a compost at home form their own kitchen waste. After the presentation they got the demonstration on how to prepare the organic compost from your own kitchen waste and had hands on activity on how to plant the saplings and grow in just in a small place. The programme ended with a quiz session on Kitchen Gardening was the winner group won the packet of seeds of different vegetables.

Employee Engagement Programme for CRISIL Foundation

We conducted an Employee Engagement Programme for employees of CRISIL Foundation at the Sanjay Gandhi National Park on 24 December 2016. We had 47 employees who volunteered in developing nursery of forest species. Every year we carry such activity wherein we collect fallen seeds during winter/summer and make seed bags that sprout next monsoon. The programme started with a brief introduction about LEC and SGNP followed by a nature trail on Shilonda. Participants learnt about different trees and their seeds. The groups collected fallen seeds in seed bags. They returned to Nature Information Centre wherein they developed 94 seed bags by transplanting the collected seeds. These bags were then given for NIC to take care and use the saplings for tree plantation programmes.
Updates
1. Butterfly Habitat at Sliding Stone Tree Park Bangalore (Jarakbande Kaval Forest Reserve)
We conducted our first Butterfly Awareness Program on 14 December 2016 wherein 48 students from Army Public School, Bangalore visited the Butterfly habitat and participated in the programme. The programme started with an introduction followed by a nature trail and butterfly tour in the Butterfly Habitat. An activity sheet based on the nature trail was filled by the students after the trail. The same was followed by a quiz session. The programme ended with a feedback and lunch. Butterfly stickers were distributed as souvenir to the students. The programme was conducted by Mr. Jaishankar and Mr. Mohan.

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

A review visit was conducted to check the sapling growth on 23 December 2016. It was observed that the plants are growing well and have started flowering.
 
3. Butterfly Park at Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd.(HPCL)
We have completed the design of the butterfly garden and the ground work is under progress.
Media Report
We have been highlighted in
In Mumbai: NGO brings smiles in their garden of equal opportunities
We Recommend

Online Course on Botany for Beginners


The iNaturewatch Foundation is offering a three months online course in botany " Botany For Beginners" starting from 1 February 2017. It is purely meant for amateurs. It is 100% virtual course with real time field assignments. It is a self-taught course where learners will learn on their own and we will facilitate this learning process. It’s a flexible course will all assignments due during weekends. It is a well planned course where the learner could plan their personal calendar three months in advance!

For Queries: Contact at +91 99870 13144 or write to us at inaturewatch@gmail.com.
To register for the event click here.
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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