Events in April 2011

Stream Trail at BNHS nature reserve (BNR), Mumbai
Saturday, April 2 · 7:00am - 11:00am
Registration: On the spot.

BNHS nature reserve expanse over 33 acres at the edge of Sanjay Gandhi National Park near Goregaon Film City, the trail takes you through a dry stream bed and then onto the leopard trail, one can expect to see Ant Lion, Emperor Scorpion, Plum-headed Parakeet, Greater Racket-tailed Drongo, Greater Coucal, Shikra and many more.

Charges: Rs. 50/- for member and Rs. 100/- for non-member

Meeting Point: Members to meet at CEC, Goregaon (east) at 7.00 a.m.

Please carry adequate water and packed breakfast. The programme will conclude by 11.00 a.m.

How to reach: Take the bus number 343 from Goregaon (East) railway station or Dindoshi bus Depot to Film city bus stop and walk down to BNHS CEC (2 mins walk through the forest gate). You can also hire a rickshaw



Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra
Sunday, April 3 · 6:00am - 12:00pm
Registration*: Call at Hornbill House 22871202, 22821811 or e-mail at

Spread over 85 sq. kms, Tungareshwar wildlife sanctuary forms a corridor between SGNP and Tansa wildlife sanctuary. Three different types of forest, Dry deciduous, Moist deciduous and Semi Evergreen forest are seen here. 2011 being the International Year of Forest, participants will be informed about the forest types found in the Indian sub-continent and their importance.

Charges: Rs. 550/- for BNHS member and Rs. 600/- for others
(Charges include transportation and BNHS expertise).

Reporting: Bus will leave from Goregaon (Oberoi Mall) at 5.30 a.m.

Dadar T.T. (near Chandu Halwai) at 6.00 a.m., Chembur (near Diamond Garden) at 6:20 a.m., Thane (Cadbury Jn.) 6.40 a.m. Patlipad bus stand
(Hiranadani Junction on Ghodbunder rd.) 7.00 a.m.

Note: Please carry adequate water and packed breakfast,Be prepared for a hot day.

Croc Bank Weekend Summer Camp, Chennai
Friday, April 8 at 8:00am - July 2 at 5:00pm

Despite the multitude of summer camp options open for kids, finding something close to home but far enough from the mundane is difficult. Madras Crocodile Bank Trust, fondly referred to as Croc Bank, has some interesting activities planned for young aspiring naturalists this summer. The in–house herpetology experts, reptiles themselves and the
croc bank environ are used to the fullest to sensitize the young minds on issues related to ecosystems and reptile conservation.

The two-day long summer camps offer an opportunity for youngsters to interact with herpetology experts, gain theoretical and practical know-how of the reptile world and additionally, enjoy the charms of reptiles in their slightly more active, nocturnal avatar. Be it trekking through the scrub jungle with the Irulas looking for snakes or visiting the nearby flying fox colony or being launched into the world of traditional medicines, there is never a dull moment for enthusiasts. Also, there are the certificates and goodies to take home.
For those of you, who feel that these camps are a great way for your kids to spend their summer, please contact
Gayathri Selvaraj,
Education Officer, Madras Crocodile Bank.

Duration: Every weekend from the 8th of April to 2nd of July 2011

Contact Details:
Email: or
Mobile: +91-9840675175.

"GREENSCRAPS" ... Nature Journaling Workshop, Bangalore
Monday, April 11 at 7:30am - April 15 at 10:30am
"GREEN SCRAPS" is back ! After a wonderful Nature Journaling Workshop in October, 2010, we are happy to announce yet another exclusive "GreenScraps" workshop this
summer !

The registrations are limited to just about 10-12 participants.

To know more about the workshop, call :
Shilpashree - 9241449073
Sangeetha Kadur - 9886812598

Age bracket - 8 to 13 yrs

Young Naturalists' Workshops 2011 - Naturalist Skills at Romulus Whitaker’s
Monday, April 11 at 5:00am - April 15 at 3:00pm

Rom Whitaker is a pioneer in reptile conservation and has been at the forefront of the field for around four decades. He founded the first snake park in India, the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust, Andaman and Nicobar Environmental Team, Irula Snake Catchers’ Co-operative Society among many other achievements and endeavours.

Rom now lives on the edge of a reserve forest about an hour away from Chennai. He has set up a small campsite to allow enthusiasts to experience Nature and also build skills in field biology.
Gerry Martin will be taking a group of 18 kids over to Rom’s campsite to run them through the basics in field biology. They will learn outdoor skills, camera trapping, bio-statistics, reptile biology, bird watching and a lot more.

Age bracket: 10 to 16 yrs.

Book in advance

Agumbe in the heart of the monsoons!

Friday, June 3 at 8:00am - June 5 at 6:00pm
*Experience the life giving rains*

The beginning of June is a very interesting time in the Western Ghats. Everything is prepared for and waiting for the rains to come. The few early showers have already caused an explosion of life and amphibians and insects abound. Snakes, lizards and other small predators come out in great numbers to feast on this abundance and many species will have timed the arrival of their progeny with this season.

Gerry Martin will be heading up to the Agumbe Rainforest Research Station to experience this transition. We will be staying at the research station, in tents and explore the surrounding streams and forests to understand how various animals adapt to this wet clime. By July, the rains in Agumbe are punishingly heavy and most life seems to simply hunker down and wait out the next two months and potentially six meters of rain!

This is the perfect time to experience the smaller wildlife and see various interactions and adaptations. We will also learn about taxonomy of reptiles, ecological research
methods, outdoor skills and guidelines for safe functioning in the wilderness.

The workshop will be a combination of activities and presentations.
Some of the aspects we will address are:

• Rainforest ecology
• Canopy Access
• Stream Ecology
• Snake Taxonomy
• Snakebite treatment and first aid
• Night survey techniques

We will stay in tents set on concrete platforms with a tarpaulin shelter over them. The bathrooms are permanent structures with hot and cold running water.

Program Dates: 3rd to 5th June, 2011. (The group leaves Bangalore by overnight bus to Agumbe on the 2nd night and returns early in the morning on the 6th.)

If you are interested in joining or need more details, please get in

touch with Gerry on

Manali - Leh - - Kargil - Srinagar - Jammu Bike Safari
Saturday, July 2 at 3:30pm - July 17 at 9:00am

13 days/12 nights of nomads life 2000+ Kms of riding on the roads as good as no roads
Riding on "Worlds Highest Motorable Road"

Crossing top 3 highest motorable pass of the world Riding on the succession of 21 hairpin bends Sleeping at an Altitude of 14,500 ft

A drive for 12 hours, and the number of vehicles you see is about 20… Plains for about 40 kms straight at 12000 ft above the sea level… Raw, brown huge mountains without any green…A sky full of stars and there are so many that if you start counting you can easily loose count in 3 seconds…A lake which is dark blue in colour in the afternoon, grey in the evening, and silverish in the morning, is 154 kms long and 4 kms wide
at its maximum width…A Camp in the middle of nowhere...Mountains where clouds paint their shadows…

Contact - 020 25443096 / 25443097 / 9850826431

or Devdatta Mulay - 9423041586

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