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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:56 pm 
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Aravindh wrote:
Hi ILT did you visit butterfly Park recently?


Sir---Visited 2 weeks back ---They said opening will be by Nov End as some works inside needs to be done ---Seems waiting fir JJ Green Signal

But hopeful someday in Nov/Dec month, it will be opened

They are not allowing inside freely like before

Anyways will try to make a trip to Butterfly park soon to know the status :)


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:51 pm 
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Hi ILT did you visit butterfly Park recently?


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 7:24 am 
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Butterfly conservatory at Srirangam

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40 species of them beckon visitors in a new conservatory in the temple town

To watch the striped tiger, visit Srirangam. If now you have butterflies in the stomach, rest assured that no big cat is on the prowl in the temple town near here.

Striped tiger is a gentle butterfly species that has found refuge in a conservatory established in the town. Keeping it company will be crimson rose, common mormon, lime butterfly, pansy, blue tiger, common jezebel and some 30 other species.

The conservatory, sandwiched between the Cauvery and the Coleroon rivers on a 10-hectare reserve forest area near the Upper Anicut (Mukkombu), will be declared open shortly.

Protecting butterflies and educating the public about the role played by them in maintaining the ecological balance are its remit.

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An outdoor conservatory with floral patches, an indoor conservatory, a breeding lab, an interpretation centre, active and passive humidifers and a children’s play corner have been set up.

An added attraction inside is a “Nakshatra Vanam” featuring 27 tree or plant species corresponding to 27 stars of the Hindu almanac and 12 tree or plant species corresponding to the zodiac signs.

A 1.2-km walkway has been laid and various plant species have been raised. Nectar plants and lawns create a natural habitat for butterflies.

The Forest Department has spent Rs. 8 crore on the conservatory.

Of the sum, Rs. 1 crore has been sanctioned by the State-owned Tamil Nadu Forest Corporation Ltd. under its corporate social responsibility initiative.

The department had engaged consultants and experts in drawing up the plan for the conservatory, which is the largest in the State, an official said.

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To maintain a natural atmosphere, lighting has been carefully provided to attract butterflies, the official said.

The indoor conservatory would have a coolant system. After its meticulous execution, the conservatory is now all set to welcome visitors, said official sources.

The facility would be inaugurated soon.

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An eco-development committee is to be constituted comprising tribal people for the maintenance of the conservatory initially through the revenue generated from visitors.

A Forest Department team would be deployed to maintain the conservatory, the official said.

Parking lots for four- and two-wheelers have been provided outside.

The official said an amphitheatre and additional irrigation systems are the future improvements to be made from the Rs. 3.3 crore funds allocated by the State Tourism Department.

source: the hindu


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 7:16 am 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 6:51 pm 
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Trichy's Srirangam butterfly park in final stages

The newly-constructed butterfly park in Srirangam, which is expected to open next month, has already begun to attract the attention of the people here. However, they are quite disappopinted because the park still does not have proper approach paths or parking spaces.

A long-awaited project to connect the Mukkombu to the butterfly park with a ropeway is yet to take shape. The forest authorities are now pushing for the construction of a 4km road along the butterfly park near river Cauvery.

The work on the park, a pet project of chief minister J Jayalalithaa, began in the year 2012 and has entered its final stages. Local species of butterflies are already being bred in the farm.

Spread across 25 hectares, the butterfly park is located in a serene location between the banks of rivers Cauvery and Kollidam near Srirangam. The project also includes a 'Nakshatra Vanam', or a collection of trees that corresponds to the zodiac signs and stars in Indian astrology.

According to a senior forest official, "There were discussions on constructing a ropeway on a 2km stretch from across Cauvery from Mukkombu to the butterfly park at a sum of Rs 7 crore provided by the Asian Development Bank. The project, if it becomes a reality, would totally change the face of the place as well as Trichy."

The public works department which is currently involved in the construction of the butterfly park is building the indoor conservatories where the species will be reared.

Built by the forest department at a total cost of Rs 8.67 crore, the conservatories will have at least 39 local species of butterflies. The lush greenery and trees that are now found inside the park were all created from the scratch. The land, which was barren until a few years ago, was landscaped to let the butterflies breed.

A Kumaraguru, conservation scientist and a former researcher at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, said, "The park, once it is developed, should work for conservation of species and environment. The place will act as a good place for researchers to learn the ecosystem."

There were discussions on constructing a ropeway on a 2km stretch from across Cauvery from Mukkombu to the butterfly park at a sum of Rs seven crore provided by the Asian Development Bank. The project, if it becomes a reality, would totally change the face of the place as well as Trichy.

source: toi


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 6:52 pm 
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At last some place for the kids to enjoy the nature


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Students ‘walk and talk’ in the park

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About 50 students of Cauvery College for Women picked up interesting nuggets about butterflies during a Green Walk organised by Thaneer, a voluntary organisation, at the butterfly conservatory coming up near Melur in Srirangam on Friday. V. Sundararaju, a former district forest officer and president, Society for Conservation of Nature (SOFCON), briefed the students on the different species of butterflies, their life cycle, and life span, their feeding, basking and migratory habits.

The Green Walk would be held in the mornings on Saturday and Sunday too, according to Mr. Sundararaju.

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp ... 514504.ece


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