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Nature walk at Arasana kere and surroundings

posted Oct 5, 2014, 9:06 AM by Sharath Adavanne   [ updated Dec 28, 2014, 1:08 AM ]

Date: 19/10/2014, Sunday 

Habitat: Water body, Agricultural fields and Tropical deciduous thorn-scrub 

Duration:  7.00 to 11 AM 

Highlight:     
  • Sri Sampath Kumar K introduced marsh, fallow land & thron-scrub  vegetation. Few interesting plants observed – GREWIA TILIFOLIA, CANAVALIA GLADIATA, WRIGHTINA AROBREA, ANISOMELES INDICA, JUSTICIA GLABRA                                                                                         Fig: Malabar Lark
  • 21  Participants  observed many  plants  in  flowering &  fruiting,  24  butterfly &  65  birds’  species.   
            Few interesting ones -
    • Two MALABAR LARK were actively  foraging in a ploughed  field ajoining Arasanakere. It is a rare sighting. These are found in the vicinity of HD Kote and Piriyapattana, almost 45 Km away from the present sighting. 
    • Interesting  Birds  sighted  –GARGANEY,  NORTHERN  PINTAIL,  SHOVELER,  WOOD SANDPIPER, PIED CUCKOO, BROWN SHRIKE, INDIAN GOLDEN ORIOLE, BARN SWALLOW, GREENISH WARBLER, BLYTHS' REED WARBLER, LESSER WHITE THROAT. 
    • Butterflies – APE FLY, PSYCHE, COMMON WANDERER, SMALL BRANDED SWIFT
    • View today’s checklist online  



INVITATION

When : 19.10.2014, Sunday 
Where :  Arasana Kere and surroundings 
Habitat :  Water body, Agricultural fields and Tropical deciduous thorn-scrub
How long : 4 Hours (7.00 to 11.00 AM)  
Distance : 14 Km from Assembly point 
Charges/Fee : None
Assembly point : Outer Ring road - HD Kote Road junction at 06.30 AM (just after Srirampura Gram Panchayat Office on HD Kote Road) 
Instructions : 1. Program is open to all
2. Carry sufficient water /snacks/medicine for your individual requirement