October 18th, 2011


The flame in the reeds

We had gone to Gulakmale Kere (lake) a couple of weekends ago, and when we reached there, the reeds were on fire....


Flame in the water, making the reeds dark....or are the reeds trying to imprison the sun, so that they will get their light and warmth always?

For the rest of the photographs, see my Facebook album


I'm excited about this....

PNLIT (Puttenahalli Neighbourhood Lake Improvement Trust), see the website here:


and on Facebook

is organizing a Nature Walk to explore and discover the rich flora and fauna at the newly revived Puttenahalli Lake in J.P. Nagar 7th Phase. The Nature Walk will be led by Ms. Deepa Mohan of the Bird Watchers Field Club, Bangalore.

Date & Time: Sunday 13th November 2011 (6 a.m. to 9 a.m.)
Venue: Gazebo, Puttenahalli Lake (near the MLR Convention Hall, Brigade Millennium)
Registration Fee (Includes Breakfast): Rs.200/participant. Each additional member from the participant's family: Rs.100.
Children between ages 7 and 10 to be accompanied by at least one adult family member. Children below age 7 are not allowed in this Nature Walk. We will organize another one exclusively for them on a later date.

Please contact any of the following for registration:
O.P. Ramaswamy: +91 98450 79076/opr.sulo@gmail.com
Nupur Jain:+91 98866 29769 /nupur21@gmail.com
Usha Rajagopalan: +91 72597 22996/puttenahalli.lake@gmail.com

To ensure that each participant gets the most out of this Walk, we will enroll only 40 individuals on a first come first served basis.
Last Date to register: Monday 31st Oct. 2011.

About the Puttenahalli Lake: Two years ago, the lake which covers an area of about 13 acres was on the brink of extinction. Now it is home to several species of water and land birds, butterflies and many insects. Over 200 trees have been planted around the periphery of the lake which teems with fish, crabs, water snakes, etc. In short, the lake is natural world in a microcosm, a sanctuary in the middle of a concrete urban jungle.

About the Guide: Ms. Deepa Mohan is interested, among other things, in photography and wildlife, both forest and urban. She writes occasionally for Citizen Matters and is a member of the Bird Watchers' Field Club, of birding and nature enthusiasts in Bangalore.

About PNLIT: The Puttehanalli Neighbourhood Lake Improvement Trust is a registered not-for-profit charitable organization which has been actively working with the BBMP to rejuvenate and maintain the Puttenahalli Lake. Ours is the first citizens' group to be formally assigned this responsibility. Read about PNLIT in: http://sites.google.com/site/puttenahallilakeonline/

Give a Children's Day gift to your child! Take them on a Nature Walk!

Some butterflies in the MICO Arekere Reserve Forest

Here are some of the common butterflies that one can see around us, right now. One of the good places to look for them is the Reserve Forest in the MICO Arikere Layout; but quite often, you will find these beauties in the gardens near you, too!


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And, just to wind up, a beautiful beetle, too.


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Do look around you as you walk in the residential lanes of our city....these lovely creatures provide spots of colour and beauty to your day.