Mangaluru, August 13, 2015: Sammilan Shetty’s Butterfly Park Belvai is organizing a free two-day awareness program for nature lovers on15th and 16th August to mark its second anniversary, according to their media release.
Registration for participants begins at 08:30AM at the park, and will be closed at 09:00AM on both days. Program highlights include, a talk on butterflies and their conservation importance by Sammilan Shetty, followed by video presentation showcasing some interesting facts about butterflies.
A walk in the butterfly park along with volunteers, who will assist to spot and identify butterflies in the field. Tips for photographing butterflies will also be shared.
The awareness program will conclude at 11:00AM on both days.
Sammilan Shetty’s Butterfly Park Belvai was inaugurated in 2013 by Mr. Isaac Kehimkar, the then Deputy-Director of Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai and has successfully completed its 2nd year, says the media release.
The park has added 18 new species to its checklist in the span of 2 years thus making the total count of butterfly species in the park to 131, out of approximately 339 species found in Western Ghats. The remarkable record for this year was the spotting of Aberrant Oakblue and Orchid Tit, which are among the uncommon butterfly species, restricted to strictly rich and diverse habitats.
The park has been successful in providing a protected habitat for butterflies of Western Ghats and to undertake scientific study and research on butterflies. This park has also inspired fellow nature enthusiasts to create their own butterfly garden and be a part of this conservation drive.