Flutterby! A Morning With Isaac Kehimkar
Join the ‘Butterfly Man of India’ as he guides a few lucky member of the Sanctuary community through the world of these flying jewels. We will spend a couple of hours in the lush gardens of Ovalekar Wadi as Isaac, recipient of the Sanctuary Green Teacher Award 2014, introduces us to a myriad butterfly species. Listen carefully and you might just pick up some photography tips as well as ideas on how to create your own little butterfly garden in the city.
Date: Sunday, October 11, 2015
Time: 8.30 a.m.
Venue: Ovalekar Wadi, Owala Village, Takkarda Road, Ghodbunder Road, Thane.
By Train – Thane Station (West) is about 30 minutes away by auto/taxi
By Bus – The closest stop is Ovale Gaon on Thane Ghodbunder Road. It is a ten minute walk to Ovalekar Wadi.
Contact: Register with Mallika Narvekar or Valmi Shah Shirodkar at
. Tel: 022-23016848 or 022-23016849.
Please indicate the number of people in your group, the ages of any accompanying children, and whether you will bring your own vehicle. Please register soon to avoid disappointment, since space is limited and slots fill up fast. Registration is mandatory and closes at 12:00 noon on Friday, October 9, or when slots fill up, whichever is earlier.
If these beautiful winged creatures fascinate you and your family, don’t miss this morning!
About the event:
Participants should assemble at the entrance gate of Ovalekar Wadi at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 11, 2015. After paying your entrance fees (Rs.100 for adults and Rs.50 for children under the age of 10) directly at the ticket counter, meet the Sanctuary team just inside the garden. Once we start our walk it might be difficult to find us, so please be punctual to avoid disappointment.
What to Wear: Please wear earth-coloured (green, brown, grey), comfortable clothes and trekking/sports shoes.
What to Carry: Bring along a cap/hat, raingear and natural mosquito repellant. Don’t forget water and a snack. If you are interested in butterfly photography, don’t forget your camera!
Note: Ovalekar Wadi is a plastic-free zone. Remember not to carry any plastic bags or disposable plastic bottles.
This event has been organised exclusively for Sanctuary Asia subscribers. Please register before 12 noon on Friday, October 9, 2015. Not a subscriber yet, or have a subscription that has lapsed? Don’t worry – it’ll take just a few minutes to become part of the Sanctuary community. Subscribe here before Friday, October 9, to be eligible for this event: www.sanctuaryasia.com/subscriptions.html.
About the Organizers/Partners:
About Sanctuary: Sanctuary Asia is India's leading wildlife conservation magazine. With two editions, one for adults and one for children, the magazine has communicated the rationale for wilderness protection since 1981. The organisation also conducts a variety of campaigns across the country, including Kids for Tigers. In an effort to connect urban Indians with nature, the Sanctuary team leads complimentary nature trails and conducts workshops. These are free of charge for all subscribers, who only pay the actual entry fees directly to park authorities.
Ovalekar Wadi: The Ovalekar Wadi is a unique, open butterfly garden that is home to over 130 species of butterflies that are seen throughout the year. The garden is so successful because of the carefully selected larval host plants of the butterflies that are grown here. The two acre garden is the perfect place to understand the life cycle of butterflies, look for caterpillars and photograph a multitude of butterfly species like the Dark Blue Tiger, Brown King Crow, Blue Mormon, Blue Oakleaf, Common Baron, Great Orange Tip and others.