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Nature walk at Arasana Kere and surroundings, Mysore district

posted Aug 16, 2015, 9:30 PM by Sharath Adavanne   [ updated Aug 31, 2015, 9:31 PM ]
Date: 23/8/2015, Sunday 
Habitat: Arasana Kere & Chikkammana Kere, Agricultural fields bordering scrub jungle 
Duration:  7.00 to 11 AM
Highlight:  30+ Participants observed  59 bird, 21 butterfly  and few flowering  plant species.  Few interesting sightings -
  • Plants in Flower – Terminalia paniculata, Stachytarpheta jamaicuns, Commelina benghalensis.
  • Butterflies–Southern Birdwing, Apefly, Banded Blue Pierrot, Slate Flash.  
  • Birds –Cotton Pygmy-Goose, White-bellied Minivet, Red Avadavat; Common Coot, Baya weaver & Tri-colored Munia were involved in breeding activity.
  • An active hunting spider, LINED LYNX  Oxyopes lineatipes was actively searching for prey on Calotropis gigantea green leaves.

                                                                                Fig: Oxyopes lineatipes LINED LYNX SPIDER

When : 23/08/2015, Sunday
Where : Arasana Kere and surroundings, Mysore District
Habitat :  Water body, Agricultural fields
How long : 07.00 to 11.00 AM 
Distance : 14 Km from Mysore Railway Station
Note & Tips:
  • Nature Walk is free
  • Program is open to all, people of any age or experience level are welcome to take part
  • Field trip involves strolling / walking on dirt track/uphill
  • Carry sufficient water and snacks for individual requirement
Assembly point : Outer Ring road - HD Kote Road junction at 06.30 AM (just after Srirampura Gram Panchayat Office on HD Kote Road)  
For more details, please contact:
Shivaprakash A
+91-9480191661 (7 PM to 9 PM )