Establishing Butterfly Gardens

Butterfly Gardening with DCB Bank

  

iNaturewatch Foundation had proposed to  work jointly with DCB Bank which was approved in August 2018. We have planned to create an open air butterfly habitat  for special children of Divya Vidyalay, Jawhar  as well as for school students and visitors of Yusuf Meherally Centre, Tara. This project will be implemented by the Ladybird Environmental Consulting LLP. We will be planting 1000 butterfly attracting plants in Yusuf Meherally Center and 3000 plants in Jawhar School to create an open butterfly habitat where the butterfly life histories could be witnessed by the students. We will be conducting periodic plantation and butterfly assessment along with butterfly awareness programmes for the students. The DCB staff will also be engaged in volunteering for the plantation, and habitat maintenance works throughout the project.

  

The butterfly habitat will act as open-air butterfly garden for the students' and will improve the environment around.  This butterfly garden will help in reducing temperatures during summer. The butterfly habitat will boost students' interests in environment as they experience butterfly life histories in their school premises. 

Divya Vidyalay, Jawhar

  

The Divya Vidyalay, Jawhar is the only residential school for the blind and special childrens in Thane District founded by Smt. Pramila Tai Kokad under the Shree Gurudev Sanstha. This residential school for the blind and special childrens was a ray of hope for  those parents living in the rural adivasi region of Palghar District. Here o3pen spaces  will be converted into butterfly habitats. Using ecosystem approach, wherein a green zone is created to support local biodiversity by improving green cover to  support pollinators such as birds, bees and butterflies, and lastly reducing effects of the climate change by improving the environment.

Yusuf Meherali Centre, Tara

  

The Yusuf Meherali Centre, Tara is a development NGO working with local communities. They run a school for tribal students within their premises. It has open spaces which  we plan to

convert into butterfly habitats. We will conduct periodic plantation and butterfly assessment along with butterfly awareness programmes for the students.