Whats New?

Field Guide to Moths of India.

 First moth book comprising of 773 species. First to have colour plates of live moth pictures which are presented in cutout fashion. This gives the reader to readily identify the moth in the field. First time Indian moths are given English common names. First Indian book to cover ecology of moths 

The species description includes text and symbols. Symbols depict habitat preference, sexual dimorphism, proboscis status, pest status, attraction to light, flight time and month. Text includes description of adult, biology (behaviour, lifehistory, interesting facts) and distribution. For first time common names have been coined for most of moth species. Introductory chapters include Introduction, Moth Studies, Distribution, Taxonomy, Moth Behaivour, Moth defenses, Breeding biology, Economic importance, Moth watching, Moth Education and Moth Photography.

 

Author: Dr. V. Shubhalaxmi ( Founder & Head of Ladybird Environmental Consulting & iNaturewatch Foundation )

MRP  : Rs.3500/- (excluding 12% GST taxes & Rs. 150/- domestic shipping and handling). 

Size   : 7.1” x 4.35” ,  paperback 

Pages: 474

Click here to know more about the book 

Upcoming Events

Kitchen Gardening Workshop at Navi Mumbai

  

iNaturewatch foundation brings a workshop for those having smaller spaces at home (like sunny window sills and balconies) yet want to grow as much as possible. In the workshop, we will go a through a variety of herbs and leafy vegetables, their care and maintenance, and also help you get creative with the containers you plant them in. Besides learning to recycle your kitchen and garden waste will be an added advantage.   

What you will learn?

· Develop an understanding of plant biology

· Reduce-Reuse-Recycle-Reinvent

· Basic gardening techniques 

· Composting and up-cycling techniques

· Importance of food

 

Date: 3 June 2018 

Time: 9 AM to 1.00 PM 

Venue: iNaturewatch Foundation Office, Sector 1, Shop No. 4, next to station, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai.

Program Fees: Rs. 850/-per head . (inclusive of materials required in the workshop and expert fees)

(Pot, Sapling, and Planter can carry along with participants )
Last date of registration, 31 May 2018, book before this date and avail Rs.100/- off. 

For Queries: Call on 9987013144 or email at info@inaturewatch.org 

Kitchen Gardening Workshop at Bengaluru

  iNaturewatch foundation brings a workshop for those having smaller spaces at home (like sunny window sills and balconies) yet want to grow as much as possible. In the workshop, we will go a through a variety of herbs and leafy vegetables, their care and maintenance, and also help you get creative with the containers you plant them in. Besides learning to recycle your kitchen and garden waste will be an added advantage.  

What you will learn?

  • Develop an understanding of plant biology
  • Reduce-Reuse-Recycle-Reinvent
  • Basic gardening techniques 
  • Composting and up-cycling techniques
  • Importance of food

Date: 26 May 2018

Day: Saturday

Time: 9 am to 12.30 pm


Program Fee: Rs. 750/-per head (inclusive of materials required in the workshop, expert fees, and a hearty breakfast)(Participants can carry home their potted sapling)
Group size: 25 minimum  
Expert: Mr. Madhusudhan Shukla from Woody Adventures
Venue: Madhusudan Bungalow, #12-13, Survey No70/1, Banashankari 6th Stage, 4 th T Block, Talghattapura Village, Off Kanakpura Road, Bengaluru 560 062.
Landmark: Behind Talghattapura Police Station.

FOR QUERIES:
Call us on 9987013144 or email at info@inaturewatch.org  

Flamingo Boat Ride

 It’s time of the year again for the pink feathered beauties to visit us. Flamingo - the most awaited migratory bird of the winter season in our city. India is home to two types of flamingos from a total of 6 recognized species around the world – Greater Flamingo and Lesser Flamingo. Along with flamingos, other birds like the Greater Spotted Eagle, Sandpiper, Heron and Black Bellied Tern, Pied Avocets and Grey Lapwing are also seen. iNaturewatch Foundation does not want you to miss this yearly phenomenon and there we are organizing a trail for you at Navi Mumbai.

Enjoy two hours of pure bliss, while you watch hundreds of flamingos, ibises, ducks, sandpipers, and dozens of other water birds while you walk among mangroves and take a ride in the boat.
NOTE: Time of this trip depends on tide timing, you are therefore requested to be on time.

Trip includes:
-Boat ride
-Mangrove walk (with expert guidance)
-Tour of the Center

Program:
Venue: At the entrance of the Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Center, Airoli, Navi Mumbai
Day: Sunday
Time: 9.45 am to 12 noon
No. of Seats: 19 only (10 remaining)


Programme Fees: 

Fee: Rs. 680/-

 

Bugwalk with Buglady at Bannerghata National Park

  On the occasion of 'International Day for Biological Diversity' which falls on 22 May 2018, iNaturewatch has organised a nature trail at Bannerghatta National Park on Sunday, 20th May 2018.

Bannerghatta National Park is one of the few places in the world where wilderness is preserved so close to a big city. This bug walk, besides being aimed to create awareness on insects, will bring you closer to this unique forest. We invite you to take a walk with us in this forest and explore!

Dr. V. Shubhalaxmi, Founder, and Managing Trustee of iNaturewatch Foundation, and author of the recently released book 'Indian Field Guide to Indian Moths'. She is aptly known as the 'Moth Lady as well Bug Lady' will lead the walk.

DETAILS:

Date: Sunday, 27 May 2018
Time: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Day: Sunday
Number of seats: 25 only
Venue: Entrance of Bannerghatta National Park, Bengaluru
Programme Fee: Rs. 300/- (Children below 5 years are free)

NOTE: Registration for the event is compulsory.
The fees are meant to support the Foundation's activities. 

1 June 2018: Planter Making Workshop

 Every year World Environment Day is celebrated on 5 June to

spread awareness about our environment. This year the theme for

WED is Beat Plastic Pollution. Hence iNaturewatch Foundation has come up with the planter making workshop to celebrate the day by recycling the waste pet bottles by planting saplings in them. Hence reducing the plastic pollution and creating an herb garden at home.

 iNaturewatch Foundation conducting half day workshop for KPMG corporate at MNP (Sion). Wherein, Participants will make one planter by using the plastic bottle and plant a herb in it.

They will take this home after the programme.

This is a half day programme which involves a nature trail and

making planters by recycling plastic pet bottles.

3 June 2018: Birding in Lotus Lake at Tarzon, Kandivali

 ABOUT: Did you know? Lotus and Water Lily are two different aquatic plants (former has round and elevated leaves and latter has notch in the centre and floats on water surface) and that a bird which nests among these plants is known as Lily Trotters or Pheasant-tailed Jacana. Also that Lotus has ability to absorb and accumulate heavy metals from polluted water. To learn more such trivia about city' s very own hidden lake- Tarzon Lake, join us for unique walk- Birding with Lotus. Presently this lake is bubbling with water birds nesting activities and the carpet of blooming beauties- the Lotus- the king among flowers- the national flower....witness this beauty before before the rains.

Through this walks we are celebrating World Environment Day which falls on 5 June 2018, and India is the host country this year. The theme of the day is -Beat the Plastic Pollution. After the walk we are going to conduct a clean up drive to collect plastic along the lake edges.

TAKEAWAY LESSONS
- Learn about role of Lotus in lake ecosystem
- Learn about the water birds
- Understand the factors affecting the lake
- Learn about the actions you can take in conserving the lake

DETAILS
Date: 3 June 2018 

Time: 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Venu e: Tarzon Lake, Sector 8, Kandivali West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400067
Group Leader: Ms. Priti Choghale & Mr. Kevin Paul
Schedule:
7. a.m. : Meet at entrance of Tarzon Lake
7.15 a.m. : Birdwatching & Lotus Watch
9. 00 a.m. : End of the walk
9.15 a.m. : Clean up drive
10. 00 a.m.: End of the programme

Program Fee: Rs. 350/- per head (inclusive of trash bags and gloves). Book before last date and avail Rs.50/- off oer head.

Last Date of Registration: 31 May 2018

Trash Trail at Dharavi

 What is the significance?
Every year World Environment Day is celebrated on 5 June to spread awareness about our environment. India is the global host of 2018 World Environment Day which will take place on June 5, 2018. With “Beat Plastic Pollution” as the theme for this year’s edition, the world is coming together to combat single-use plastic pollution. The theme urges governments, industry, communities, and individuals to come together and explore sustainable alternatives and urgently reduce the production and excessive use of single-use plastic polluting our oceans, damaging marine life and threatening human health.

Why we chose Dharavi?
Recycling waste is a multimillion rupee business in Mumbai. Dharavi’s specialty is recycling plastic. According to the NSDF survey, Dharavi’s plastic
recycling industry is the largest in India. It employs over 5,000 people and the turnover in 1986 was an estimated Rs 60 lakh a year. Today, it should be many
times higher. Every day, more than 3,000 sacks of plastic leave this area.

How are we celebrating the theme?
LEC has come up with the trash trail to visit recycling units inside Dharavi. The tour will include a visit to recycling units of plastic waste such as bottles, cans, drums, bags and so on. Participants will first-hand information about the
recycling process as well as gets to observe and interact with the workers.

PROGRAMME
✓ Introduction
✓ Tour to Recycling
Unit
✓ Interaction with
workers
✓ Conclusion

VENUE: Dharavi Recycling Units Mahim (West)
DATE: Tuesday, 5 June 2018.
DURATION: 2 hr
TIME: 10 a.m. to 12 noon
MEETING POINT: Near CCD, Mahim Station (West), Mumbai

PROGRAMME FEE: Rs. 500/- per head (Including Professional Fees).
MINIMUM GROUP SIZE : 25