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Nature walk at Karighatta

posted Aug 26, 2014, 7:42 AM by Sharath Adavanne   [ updated Dec 28, 2014, 1:08 AM ]
Date: 07/09/2014, Sunday 

Habitat: Riverine, Rocky hillock, Agricultural fields 

Duration: 7.00 to 10.30 AM

Highlight:
  • Dr Shekar RGC, continued Geological classes that started at Chamundi hills - Milky quartz, Garnets, Amphibolites rocks having alternate black and white strips, Porphyritic textured rocks & highlighted Syenite porphyry, Diorite porphyry, and Fuchsite Quartzite. 
Fig: Amphibolite rocks
  • Sri Sampath Kumar K introducing us to Riverine vegetation on either side of River Lokapavani, Hillock’s Thorn-scrub & open dry deciduous components. Few interesting plants observed –PHRAGMITES MAXIMA, SALIX TETRASPERMA, TREWIA NUDIFLORA, HOLOSTEMMA ANNULARE & SOLENA AMPLEXICAULIS. 
  • 29 Participants observed many plants in flowering & fruiting, 12 butterfly & 54 birds’ species. Few interesting ones -
    1. Birds –WIRE-TAILED SWALLOW, DUSKY MARTIN (nest building), JERDON’S LEAFBIRD, RUFOUS-TAILED LARK, RUFOUS TREEPIE, WHITE-RUMPED MUNIA.
    2. Butterflies – SMALL GRASSYELLOW.
    3. View today’s checklist on ebird.org  




 INVITATION



Highlight: Dr RGC Shekar & Sri Sampathkumar K happily agreed to participate and would be sharing their knowledge in their respective fields.

When : 07.09.2014, Sunday 

Where :  Karighatta hill near Sri Rangapattana, Mandya Dt

Habitat:  Riverine, rocky hillock, agricultural fields.                  

How long : 3 Hours (7.00 to 10.00 AM)   

Distance : 21 Km from Mysore Railway Station ( Route Map attached) 

Charges/Fee : None 

Assembly Point: At  Foothill of Karighatta, Sri Rangapattana, Mandya Dt., sharp 6.45 am.

 Instructions :
1. Program is open to all
2. Carry sufficient water /snacks/medicine for your individual requirement