Trichyportal.com

Exclusive Forum on Trichy. Contact Info : trichyportal@gmail.com
It is currently Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:03 am


All times are UTC + 5:30 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 71 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 8  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:02 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:18 am
Posts: 3946
Has thanked: 60 times
Been thanked: 94 times
Fountains and Boating at Srirangam Butterfly Park

Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image


courtesy and credits: Rengarajan Ravi from Ilovetrichy facebook


Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Google+Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:05 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:18 am
Posts: 3946
Has thanked: 60 times
Been thanked: 94 times
Butterfly enthusiasts get orientation

Image
Participants at an orientation on butterflies in Srirangam.

Quote:
On conservation of species

Butterfly enthusiasts from various places were given an orientation on butterflies, their life cycle and the need for their conservation besides a host of other aspects at a programme here on Friday.

The orientation organised by the Forest Department was held at Tropical Butterfly Conservatory in Srirangam housing different butterfly species.

A group of college students and public numbering 51 keen on knowing about butterflies enthusiastically took part in the orientation.

The event started off with a brief introduction to the participants on butterfly anatomy, identification of butterflies based on families, their characters, species recorded at the conservatory.

The participants were thereafter split into three teams and taken on a field visit inside the lush green conservatory sand-witched between the Cauvery and the Coleroon rivers and established on a 25 acre reserve forest area.

A Forest Department official and members of Butterflies of Tamil Nadu Society accompanied the teams during the hour-long “butterfly walk” in the morning hours.

A department official said the field visit enabled the participants in identifying 35 species of butterflies inside the conservatory established by the Forest Department to create awareness among people on the importance of butterflies and its role in maintaining ecological balance.

This was followed by an interaction among the participants sharing among themselves the butterfly species they had identified during the visit. The official said some participants had even come from far off places like Chennai and Chidambaram.

Later, a presentation was made to the participants inside the amphitheatre at the conservatory on various aspects, including life cycle of butterfly, population of butterfly species in the world, India and in Tamil Nadu, largest and smallest species, threats to butterflies and public initiatives to conserve butterflies, said the official.

Every participant was presented with a certificate for taking part in the orientation which would be conducted on the first day and the 16th day of every month henceforth.
The Forest Department has launched this initiative on the World Environment Day recently.




source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Tiruchirapalli/butterlflies/article19089247.ece


Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Google+Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:06 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jul 28, 2014 12:54 pm
Posts: 3
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 1 time
Image


Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Google+Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:36 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:43 pm
Posts: 11084
Has thanked: 107 times
Been thanked: 64 times
Step into the beautiful world of butterflies

Image

The Forest Department has introduced a programme for butterfly enthusiasts, students and environmentalists to give them an orientation on butterfly species and their life cycle at the sprawling Tropical Butterfly Conservatory at Srirangam.

The programme formally took off on Monday coinciding with the World Environment Day. Forest Department officials said henceforth the day-long programme would be conducted on the first and 16th of every month. Those interested would have to pay Rs. 100 to attend the programme. Certificates would be issued to the participants.

The participants would be taken around the conservatory and told about the methods to identify butterfly species, said an official. They would also be told about the life-cycle of butterflies, their habitat and environment and the ways to conserve the species. In addition to forest department officials, butterfly experts would be roped in to enlighten the participants. Established on a 25-acre reserve forest area situated between the Cauvery and the Coleroon river, the butterfly conservatory at Srirangam is one of its kind in the State.

Over 60 species of butterfly were recorded during a survey conducted a couple of months ago at the lush green conservatory which also has a “Nakshtra Vanam” inside besides an amphitheatre and various tree and plant species to attract butterflies.

Those interested in attending the programme could contact the Forest Ranger of the Butterfly Conservatory in the mobile number: 94425-19469.

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp ... 727178.ece

Image


Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Google+Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 7:21 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:43 pm
Posts: 11084
Has thanked: 107 times
Been thanked: 64 times
Image


Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Google+Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:41 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:43 pm
Posts: 11084
Has thanked: 107 times
Been thanked: 64 times
Birds flock to butterfly conservatory

Image



The vast expanse of green cover in the sprawling Tropical Butterfly Conservatory in Srirangam is also attracting variety of birds in addition to numerous butterfly species. Birds found in dense forests and hillocks have also been sighted in the lush green conservatory which has number of plant species, including nectar plants. Around 30 bird species have been recorded at the conservatory established on a huge reserve forest area sandwiched between the Cauvery and the Coleroon rivers.

A forest Department official said among the bird species recorded were the Blue Winged Parakeet / Malabar Parakeet, Grey Bellied Cuckoo and Black Naped Monarch which are migratory birds. These birds mostly found in dense forest areas have been sighted at the conservatory, said the official. The vast expanse of green cover akin to that of a natural environment could have attracted these birds to the conservatory which has as many as 69 species of butterflies inside, said the official. Other bird species recorded include Rose Ringed Parakeet, White Headed Babler, Peafowl, Peahen, Small Green Bee Eater, Common Hoopoe, Grey Francolin, Red Vented Bulbull, Little Cormorant, Indian Paradise Fly Catcher, White Throated Kingfisher, Spotted Owlet, Koel and Spotted Dove.

The survey conducted on Sunday recorded a total number of 30 bird species.

Established with the objective of conserving butterfly species on a total area of 25 acres, the conservatory has an indoor and an outdoor conservatory with floral patches, a breeding laboratory, an interpretation centre, active and passive humidifiers and a children’s park besides a “Nakshtra Vanam” inside.

The amphitheatre which was set up as an added attraction has drawn nearly 15,000 school students from over 200 schools in Tiruchi and its neighbouring areas since it was thrown open to visitors in November last year, the official said.

With the summer vacation having begun, the Forest Department has planned to organise orientation programme for students on various butterfly species, its behaviour and migration patterns and its self-defence modification.

The programme would also drive home the role the butterflies play in maintaining ecological balance and the need to protect them.

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp ... 197281.ece


Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Google+Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:44 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:43 pm
Posts: 11084
Has thanked: 107 times
Been thanked: 64 times
More butterfly species add colour to the conservatory

Image

Survey by the members of Tamil Nadu Butterfly Society records 69 species

More butterfly species have been recorded at the lush green tropical butterfly conservatory at Srirangam here which has been attracting steady stream of visitors every day.

This was evident during a recent survey carried out within the sprawling conservatory established on an area of 25 acres. The survey done by the members of the Tamil Nadu Butterfly Society recorded 69 species of butterfly inside the conservatory which is sandwiched between the Cauvery and the Coleroon river.

Forest Department officials said the survey was being done once in 15 days at the conservatory which was thrown open to visitors in November 2015. The recent survey was done from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and again from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. to ascertain the number of species at the conservatory, said a department official.

Some of the butterfly species recorded include Striped Tiger, Blue Tiger, Dark Blue Tiger, Common Mormon, Lime Butterfly, Grass Jewel, Babul Blue, Small Grass Yellow, Lemon Pansy, Peacock Pansy, Chocolate Pansy, Blue Pansy, Tailed Jay, Common Mormon, Crimson Tip and Common Albatross.

During heavy sunlight butterflies usually avoid moving from one place to another, said the official. The survey was done at a time when the movement was more.

The survey would be a continuous exercise henceforth and carried out twice a month, said the official.

The tropical butterfly conservatory is one its kind in the State established in the reserve forest area in the Upper Anicut to create awareness among people regarding the importance of butterflies and its role in maintaining ecological balance. The conservatory which has a slew of facilities inside aims at conservation of butterfly species.

There were only 39 species initially when the conservatory was thrown open to visitors. However, 30 more species have been recorded now during the recent survey, the official added.

The official attributes the increase in the number of species to the greener environment due to raising of various plant and tree species inside the conservatory attracting many more species.

It is believed that many species could have migrated to the conservatory from the nearby agricultural fields and water bodies due to the favourable environment inside. The conservatory has an amphitheatre, fountain and cascade among others.

Pleasure boating

In a recent addition, pleasure boating service for children has been introduced in a pond inside the park. Around 10 small boats have been deployed exclusively for children.

The official said the conservatory attracts around 500 to 700 visitors on an average every day. The visitors’ strength increases on weekends and on government holidays touching more than 1,000.

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Tir ... 118595.ece


Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Google+Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:55 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:43 pm
Posts: 11084
Has thanked: 107 times
Been thanked: 64 times
Source:Dinamalar


Attachments:
Butterfly.jpg
[Viewed 1710 times ]
Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Google+Report this post

These users thanked the author Aravindh for the post: ilovetrichy (Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:08 pm)
  Rating: 25%
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:54 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:43 pm
Posts: 11084
Has thanked: 107 times
Been thanked: 64 times


Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Google+Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:43 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:18 am
Posts: 3946
Has thanked: 60 times
Been thanked: 94 times
Foriegn Tourists and Youngsters/New Weds in Trichy thronged the Butterly Park


Image
Tourists from the United States and France preparing the sweet Pongal at the Butterfly Conservatory Park in Tiruchi on the occasion of 'Kaanum Pongal' celebrations on January 16, 2017. Photo: M. Srinath | Photo Credit: M_SRINATH

Quote:
Bullock cart rides, beat of the traditional ‘melam', a profusion of intricate kolams, folk arts and the lingering aroma of sweet pongal presented a rural ambience for tourists at a Pongal festival organised by the Department of Tourism at the Butterfly Conservatory near Srirangam on Monday.

About 20 tourists from the United States and France were treated to the traditional festivities. After riding the bullock cart for about 100 metres to the accompaniment of ‘Thappuattam’ by a team of 20 youth, they were received with garlands by Vellamandi N. Natarajan, Minister for Tourism and C. Valarmathi, Minister for Backward Classes and Minorities Welfare,and K. S. Palanisamy. The visiting tourists prepared the sweet Pongal before entering the Conservatory.

Cyril, a French tourist, told the media that they enjoyed every bit of the tour. They wanted to visit a lot of places in and around Tiruchi.

They were seen rejoicing the hospitality extended to them not only by the officials but also by the people. Nicolas Marie, another tourist, said that she was very much impressed by the love and affection showered on them by the local people.


Henri from France, said that he had passed an undergraduate course in Tamil literature and was pursuing a post-graduate course in Tamil literature. The Tamil culture and rural ambience was always dear to him. Vincent from the United States said that although he had married a Tamil woman four decades ago, he was yet to learn the language.

K. Ilangovan, Tourist Officer (in-charge) said that the tourists who were staying at different places in the city, were specially invited for the celebrations.

An official release issued later said that the Tourism Department has drafted a plan to develop the road leading from Srirangam to the Conservatory Park at an estimate of Rs. 2.50 crore. Tourism development works would be executed at Veerappur temple, at an estimate of Rs. one crore while the Tiruppainjeeli and Maniyankurichi temples in the district would be illuminated at an estimate of Rs.1 crore.

Meanwhile, Mukkombu, in the outskirts of the city, attracted a large number of people on the occasion of Kaanum Pongal despite the dry Cauvery and Coleroon rivers.

The young and old made merry at the park established by the Public Works Department.

The PWD, in co-ordination with the police department, had made adequate arrangements for the safety of the visitors.



source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Tiruchirapalli/Pongal-festivities-enthrall-tourists/article17049087.ece


Image

Image


source: TOI


Image

Image


sources: IE and Dinamalar


Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Google+Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 71 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 8  Next

All times are UTC + 5:30 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group

Forum