Newsletter 7

October – November – December 2012

Season has changed and cold waves are spreading their effect everywhere. Sunrays make their way through the chilled winter mornings to reach the land.

थंडीची हुडहुडी भरायला सुरुवात झाली आहे. थंडीच्या लाटांनी भरलेल्या वातावरणातून सूर्य किरणांना जमिनीपर्यंत पोहोचताना बघणे हा एक वेगळाच अनुभव आहे. 

Meet a Bird

Common Name: Crowpheasant / Greater Coucal   भारद्वाज

Description:It is a big bird with chestnut wings. Its food contains caterpillars, lizards, insects, birds’ eggs etc. In addition to forest areas, it is also seen near human habitations with good tree cover.

कावळ्यापेक्षा मोठा असणारा हा काळा पक्षी त्याच्या बदामी रंगाच्या पंखांमुळे वेगळा दिसून येतो. विविध प्रकारच्या अळ्या, सरडे, कीटक, पक्ष्यांची अंडी हे याचे खाद्य आहे. जंगलाव्यतिरिक्त ज्या मनुष्य वस्तीजवळ बऱ्यापैकी झाडे असतात अशा ठिकाणीसुद्धा हा पक्षी आढळतो.

Organic Farming

With the growing awareness regarding organic food, people prefer to have collection of various fruits and vegetables on their farm. This helps in getting organic fruits and vegetables for their own consumption. This gives a totally different level of satisfaction altogether. The adjacent design is prepared for one of our projects with the above view.

स्वतःच्या शेतात तयार झालेली सेंद्रिय फळे व भाज्या खाण्यात एक वेगळाच आनंद आणि समाधान मिळते. आमच्या अशाच एका प्रकल्पाचे डिझाईन येथे दाखवले आहे.

 Nature Trails (निसर्ग भ्रमण )

Various groups have experienced and enjoyed the Nature trail so far. Glimpses of some of the trails of this season are given here.

सुट्टीचा हंगाम सुरु होताच निसर्ग भ्रमणासाठी पर्यटक येऊ लागतात. या वर्षी आत्तापर्यंत झालेल्या निसर्ग भ्रमण कार्यक्रमांची झलक फोटोच्या स्वरुपात देत आहोत.

Zoology Students of R. D. National College, Bandra, Mumbai participated in the nature trail. Noticeable discipline of students on trail helped them observe more birds.

This educational study visit was organized by Invitation Travel. E-mail: invitationtravel@hotmail.com  Contact Persons: Mr. Pramod Meshram – 98207 55660 & Ms. Dipali Meshram –  98207 51737 

Tourists staying at Naad Beach Resort, Murud participated in nature trail. The trails at this resort are promoted by the owner Mr. & Mrs. Bal. (Mobile  9158997980) Website: www.naadbeachresort.com 

Students of Saraswati Vidyamandir English Medium School, Dapoli  on trail. Members of ‘Nature Club’ of this school got an opportunity to participate in nature trail. Students got to see various birds like Iora, Drongo, Leafbird, Bulbuls etc. They also enjoyed various components of nature like spiders, butterflies, plants, insects etc.

Enthusiasm and interest of students and teachers was worth mentioning.

Contact details of School: Website: www.svems.in  Contact No. 02358 690165