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Bring Back Butterflies (BBB) - Intro

 

 

 

 BBB Introduction:

     

BBB related activities & news links.

More than 150 species of butterflies have been spotted in Mumbai. This is more than twice the number of species recorded in Great Britain.

The joy of watching the stunning beauties and the thought of touching them is most fascinating for children. A butterfly garden can provide a wealth of learning for all. The Pioneering work of Jean Piaget has also stressed on the Multi sensory environment that a Butterfly garden can provide for the full cognitive and emotional development of the child.

The dwindling numbers of the Butterflies in Mumbai is a cause of concern for many and so is for OASIS.

Under the aegis of Environment Department, State of Maharashtra we are putting forward our ongoing endeavour of preserving the Winged wonders and Environmental assets for the year 2013 titled project "Bring Back Butterflies".

The objective of this project is to involve school students in plantation of butterfly-attracting plants and trees on roads / society or school compound /and balconies or window sill of homes thereby providing a conducive atmosphere for different butterfly species to thrive.

The student community will be provided with a Butterfly spotter’s guide and fact sheet for enhancing their knowledge about the Flying Jewels.

The school students can participate in any of the following based on the theme Bring Back Butterflies:-
  • Dance Contest (elimination round and finale round)
  • Drama Contest (elimination round and finale round)
  • Essay/Poem writing/Drawing Contest

All the students will be provided participation certificates. Winners will get medals and winning certificates.
     
         
 Makarand Kulkarni on BRING BACK BUTTERFLIES        
It was a very noble event, that I took part on the 5th June, 2013. It was the fruit of your ever persisting efforts for the tiny, beautiful n colourful Butterflies. I thank you for that.

I ve gone through the data and found only ONE plant that can be planted in the Garden, which wont be a eyesore to the existing landscape and overcrowd the garden. Cycas revolucata aka King Sago Palm Tree is the plant I would recommend to you for the following reasons.

The Larval Host plants of Plains Cupid are Cycas revoluta, Cycas rumphii, Cycas micronesica (Fadang) and Cycas sphaerica, of Cycadaceae family, Xylia xylocarpa of Mimosaceae family, Cultivated varieties of Grams and Beans of Fabaceae family and Acacia spp. of Mimosaceae family.

Out of these plants Cycs revolute is more easily available. It is a garden plant and all the details are given in the file attached. One plant ll be sufficient. Acacias are very big trees and many varieties are already planted along the roadside in ur garden area. Grams & Beans need to sow each year which ll not be possible and Xylia xylocarpa is a very big tree. So it comes to the plant of Cycas revoluta, which can be used.

All the Very Best to your creative project.  
       
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