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Nature walk at Kukkarahalli kere

posted Oct 25, 2016, 12:29 AM by Sharath Adavanne   [ updated Nov 1, 2016, 9:03 AM ]
Date: 30.10.2016, Sunday (Birthday of late Sri Sadananda KB)
Habitat:  Tank, marsh and Woodland -  Kukkarahalli Kere, Mysore City 
Duration: 07.00 to 10.00 AM 
Highlight:     
  • Famine effect was clearly visible – absence of undergrowth vegetation, even well-grown trees are shedding their leaves or in wilting leaves. 
  • 32 members graced the occasion of Late Sri Sadanand KB birthday and spent half an hour remembering him.
  • Observed  70  bird species ( 16 migratory)  includes four SPOT-BILLED DUCKs family consisting of 30 chicks & juveniles. More active was, solitary EURASIAN CUCKOO , searching the caterpillars and consuming them, 3 in 5 minutes. Sub-adults WHITE IBISes of last season are yet to depart from breeding island, but already SPOT-BILLED PELICANs have occupied the nesting canopy.  The presence of solitary  NORTHERN PINTAIL was the highlight.  
  • Very few butterflies were active – CRIMSON ROSE, COMMON GRASS YELLOW, COMMON CROW, PLAIN TIGER.    
  • Flowering plants close to water edge – MIKANIA MICRANTHA, IPOMOEA ALBA,  IPOMOEA AQUATICA, IPOMOEA HEDERIFOLIA & OXYSTELMA SECAMONE. 


INVITATION
When :
30.10.2016, Sunday (Celebrating the birthday of late Sri Sadananda KB)

Where: Kukkarahalli Kere, Mysore City

Habitat: Tank, marsh and woodland

How long: 07.00 to 10.00 AM

Distance: 3 Km from Mysore Railway Station

Assembly point and time: Close to Bhoodevi Farm, Western Gate (near Gangotri glades)

Note & Tips:
  • Program is open to all
  • Carry sufficient water and snacks for individual requirement