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Nature Walk at Dadadahalli Kere and Surroundings

posted Mar 13, 2016, 4:24 AM by Sharath Adavanne   [ updated Apr 4, 2016, 7:47 AM ]
Photo: Common / Barn Swallows by Kashyap R 
Date: 20/03/2016, Sunday 
Habitat:   Dadadahalli Kere and surroundings, Mysore City outskirts 
Duration:  7.00 to 10 AM 
Attendance: 27 Adults and 2 children, 
Highlight:  Observed  64  bird species, 12 butterflies  and few flowering  plant species.  Interesting sightings were - 
  • Hectic fishing activity using Diesel driven boats
  • Almost third of the water surface was covered with floating aquatic plant Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes)
  • This invasive floating vegetation was accomodating good population of GREY HERON (10 nos)& PURPLE HERONs (15 nos). 
  • Butterflies– Crimson Rose, Common Jezbel, Common Sailor, Common Evening Brown, Common Emigrant, Common Grass Yellow, Common Crow, Common Blue Tiger, Plain Tiger.    
  • Active odonata species – DITCH JEWEL, CORMANDEL MARSHDART, SENEGAL GOLDEN DARTLET.
  • Interesting birds sighted –INDIAN BUSHLARK, RED AVADAVET, GREATER SPOTTED EAGLE, MARSH HARRIER & CRESTED SERPENT EAGLE.


INVITATION

When : 20/03/2016, Sunday
Where : Dadadahalli Kere and surroundings, Mysore City outskirts 
Habitat :   Lake, Non-irrigated Fields and Fallow land. 
How long : 07.00 to 10.00 AM 
Distance : 13 Km from Mysore Railway Station
Note & Tips:
  • Program is free and  open to all, people of any age or experience level are welcome to take part
  • Field trip involves strolling / walking on dirt track
  • Carry sufficient water and snacks for individual requirement
  • Nature Walk is free of any charges
Assembly point :  Deviation point to Dadadahalli kere on  Mysore- Kadakola Road via Dadadahalli, at 06.45 AM.
For more details, please contact:   Shivaprakash A
+91-9480191661 (7 PM to 9 PM )
adavanne@gmail.com