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Eco -Day of the Month
International Mangrove Day
 (26 July 2017)
This month we will be celebrating International Mangrove Day on 26 July, 2017. You may wonder, why do mangroves get their own special day? This is because they protect our coasts and  are endangered.

Mangroves are rare, spectacular and prolific ecosystems on the boundary between land and sea. Mangroves help in protection of coastlines and mitigate the effects of climate change and extreme weather events like tsunamis and floods.

If you wish to explore the mangroves of Navi-Mumbai join iNaturewatch's Mangrove Trail
Whats New 
Free Butterfly Garden for Schools - Chennai, Hyderabad and New Delhi

As an extension of our work in Butterfly Conservation, we will now be developing butterfly gardens for free in educational institutes under CSR initiatives for corporate. We are therefore seeking nominations for schools from above cities who are desirous to have a butterfly garden in their premises. This will be a zero cost for the site partner.

Interested schools may write to us at consultladybird@gmail.com or call us on +91 9987013144
Past Events 
On the occasion of the World Environment Day we conducted Employee Engagement Programmes (Outdoor/Indoor)  in various states across India.
Outdoor Activities
Navi-Mumbai: Nature Trail Development for CRISIL Foundation
On 17 June, 2017, 65 nature enthusiastic from CRISIL Foundation took the initiative in developing the nature trail  in Urban Haat, CBD Belapur. The programme started with a nature trail exploring the flora and the fauna which then was followed by developing a pathway by installing  stones along with 400 cuttings of wedelia plant. The stones of the pathway were painted and around 100 tree tags were installed on the trees along the trail and some ion the Butterfly Garden.
Chennai: Lake Safari and Clean-up for Edelwiess  Broking Ltd. 

On 17 July, 2017,  28 employees of Edelweiss Broking Ltd. helped in cleaning the edges of Seekana Lake in Chennai. The programme began with a Lake Safari where they learnt about the lake and the different types of migratory birds visiting the lake. Thereafter the group collected trash along the lake edges. There are several lakes in Chennai that are in need of restoration. We were happy to do our bit today. We are thankful to our partners from Environment Foundation of India.

Pune: Lake Clean- Up for CRISIL Foundation

On 17 June, we had a Lake Clean-Up drive in Pashan Lake -Pune which was volunteered by the employees of CRISIL Foundation. The programme started by 9 a.m. with birdwatching along the trails of the lake where they spotted more than 15 different species of birds, inscets and fishes. They also learnt the importance of the lake and the migratory birds visiting this lake. After the trail the employees helped in the cleaning the nature trail and the lake premises. The garbage collected was the disposed in the bins nearby.
Indoor Activities
Mumbai: Kitchen Gardening Workshop for Tata Communication Ltd.
On 21 June, 2017 we conducted second workshop for employees of Tata Communication Ltd. at their Fort office. It was first time that we put together a Kitchen Gardening Starter's Kit to reward best participants. 25 participants who joined the workshop prepared seedling planters and potted Brinjal plants. Many were trying their hand at gardening for first time. It was first for most of them to see the earthworms in the vermiculture.
Bangalore & Hyderabad: Kitchen Gardening Workshops for Wells Fargo Company

On 22, 23 June, 2017 we conducted Kitchen Gardening Workshop for the employees of Wells Fargo in Bangalore and Hyderabad The session started with a short presentation which was continued by the demonstration on compost making using your own kitchen waste. Employees participated in planting a sapling, making a planter by reusing the plastic bottles. The programme ended with a short quiz session.
We will soon be turning THREE on 31 July, 2017. Our beautiful journey will be covered in our forth coming Anniversary Newsletter next month.
Projects Updates
1.Butterfly Conservation and Education at Sliding Stone Tree Park, Bangalore
On 25 June, 2017 we conducted a Butterfly Awareness Programme which was participated by 50 students from Ajantha Cultural Society.Our expert Mr. Jaishankar took the students on a butterfly tour in the butterfly habitat where they learnt about the plants used by the butterflies and caterpillars and as a souvenir, all the students were given Butterfly Sticker Sheets.

To conduct such Butterfly Awareness Programmes write to us: consultladybird@gmail.com or call us on:+91 9987013144

2. Butterfly Awareness Programme

The Butterfly Garden in Sacred Heart School, Vashi not only has become a home to the butterflies but you will also see bugs, bees hovering over the flowers for nectar and small birds feeding the insects and the caterpillars. On 23 June, 2017, 48 students of Eco-club participated in the programme where they learnt the importance of butterflies in nature and had short trail exploring their own butterfly garden.

3. Butterfly Garden at Urban Haat, CBD Belapur
On 17 June, we carried out the review of the plants in our Butterfly Garden at CBD Belapur. All the nectar plants are flowering, making the garden look beautiful. All the plants have survived as compared to the last review report. We have also added around 72 new sapling of blood flower and shoe flower and they have also started flowering. We have also added tags to the plants which gives tells the name and the type of the plant.
We Recommend

1. Munch With Moth

In celebration of National Moth Week (22-30 July ) a citizen science project held worldwide to document moths, iNaturewatch is conducting a night programme to study moths as well as other bugs. This is a first kind of event ever happening in Navi Mumbai. 
We will be using light sheet method to attract night insects, this includes a mercury lamp and white cloth. 

For Details: Call +91 9987013144 or write-inaturewatch@gmail.com

2. World Mangrove Day Trail 23 July 2017
Every 26th July is celebrated as Mangroves Day world over. What’s so riveting about mangroves that they get their own special day, you may ask? Well, their uniqueness lies in their remarkable set of adaptations to sea’s salinity by which they act as Mumbai’s coastal security from natural calamities like the tsunamis and hurricanes. 

Besides, not only are mangroves home to a massive diversity of wildlife, but in many cases whole communities work and live from the fruit of these forests. Therefore, we invite you to take a walk with us along a patch of mangrove forest to see for yourself.


For Details: Call +91 9987013144 or write to us inaturewatch@gmail.com

3. Caterpillar Watch

This is a citizen science programme by iNaturewatch Foundation which aims at document ting moth life histories. Monsoon is synonymous with caterpillars.  This is an opportunity for everybody to share photographs of caterpillars from their locality.

Here is what we want you to do: iNaturewatch

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 
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