Sunday, October 21, 2007

Urban Wildlife

Observing around the tiny green space around the house can be rewarding for a wildlife lover. Here is something whic fascinated me for over two weeks.
Can you make out the pupa on the curry leaves branch? It is shaped and coloured like a curry leaf.

The second photo is a close up of the pupa.
The third one is the empty pupa. Though I kept observing the branch everyday for more than 10 days, the butterfly flew away early morning one day leaving the empty cocoon for me to document. I could not verify what the butterfly (the pupa could be that of a moth too) waslike, when it spread its wings and flew away.

I am also including the pic of a commonly seen butterfly which sits on the curry leaves tree. May be this is the butterfly whose metamorphosis I witnessed!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Festival Season

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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Online chat "Urban Wildlife"

Chat on 18th October 2007 (Thursday)

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" Urban Wildlife"

between 7.30pm (IST) and 8.30pm (IST)* on 18th October 2007.

All are welcome.

The chat will be moderated by Lima Rosalind**
To reach the chat room, enter with your username(email id) and password for IndianWildlifeCub at the appointed time.

**Lima Rosalind is Director Environment Education, WWF (I), Lodhi road, New Delhi.

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