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Nature walk at Giribettada Kere and surroundings

posted Jul 13, 2015, 9:27 PM by Sharath Adavanne   [ updated Aug 1, 2015, 2:44 AM ]

Date: 19/7/2015, Sunday 

Habitat:   Waterbody & Agricultural fields

Duration:  7.00 to 11 AM 


  • 25+ Participants observed  74 bird, 31 butterfly  and few flowering  plant species.  Few interesting sightings -
    • Plants in Flower – Oxystelma secamone, Nymphoides hydrophylla, Grangea maderaspatana, Malvastrum coramandelianum, Phyla nodiflora, Bacopa monnieri, Clerodendru phillippinum & Eclipta prostrata.
    • Butterflies–Small Salmon Arab, Common wanderer, Common Bushbrown, Angled Caster, Grey Pansy. Probably breeding of Indian Reed-warbler Acrocehalus[stentoreus] brunnescens. 
    • Birds – A pair of Indian Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus [stentoreus] brunnescens  attempted to breed in reeds of Lingambudhi tank during monsoon, few yers back; and on one more instance one was sighted during May at Adichunchanagiri (Mandya) . Present sighting and defending calls, indicates Reed-Warbler's breeding activity.

Pic: Participants in action

When : 19/07/2015, Sunday
Where : Giribettada Kere and surroundings, Mysore District
Habitat :  Water body, Agricultural fields 
How long : 07.00 to 11.00 AM 
Distance : 16.6 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
  • Carry sufficient water and snacks for individual requirement
  • Road is good, but be cautious about Sand Lorries and Private buses that ply rashly on this road

Assembly point : On T Narasipura Road, almost 2 km after Varuna lake, a water body on the right side is Giribettada Kere ( on left side there is a govt residential school). 
For more details, please contact:
Shivaprakash A
+91-9480191661 (7 PM to 9 PM )