A Night with MOTHS Camp.
Moths, the mysterious elder cousins of butterflies, are equally interesting , ecologically important, but yet highly undreappreciated. Join SGNP as we present an overnight moth and insect appreciation camp. It will be fun to encounter the nocturnal moths and to see their beautiful variety in colors, shapes and sizes. If you are actively looking for & identifying moths then this is the first time ever a such overnight camp has been announced in SGNP.
1st October 2016 (Saturday Evening)
05.00 PM.: Reporting at Nature Information Centre.
05.15 PM.: Overview about the programme.
05.30 PM.: Evening walk to the forest.
06.30 PM.: Back to the Campsite for evening snacks.
07.00 PM.: Presentation on Moths.
08.00 PM.: Set up for moths light trap.
09.30 PM.: Dinner at campsite.
2nd October 2016 (Sunday Morning)
05.30 AM.: Wake Up call.
05.45 AM.: Tea & biscuits.
06.15 AM.: Upper kanheri Nature trail.
10.00 AM.: Back to the campsite for Breakfast.
10.30 AM.: Feedback session & Windup.
Camp Costs: INR 1,700/- per head
(inclusive of accommodation, food, internal travel, all sessions and resource people)
Maximum number of participants: 25
Programme Coordinator Profile:
Shubhalaxmi mam An entomologist with flamboyant passion for insects. She holds a doctoral degree on moths and conducts moth researches across the country. She was working with BNHS for 21 years where she was managing conservation education department. Through this, she launched first ever correspondence and later online course in entomology. She specializes in insect outreach education and has been pioneer for several insect awareness initiatives. She currently heads her social enterprise- Ladybird Environmental Consulting LLP. She is aptly known as "Bug Lady" and "Moth Lady".
Information and Instructions:
Accommodation: Well executed tented dormitory accommodations with comfortable bedding and blankets will be provided. Accommodations will be separate for males and females (advisable to carry your warm clothing as well; nights in the forest do get chilly); Clean and Hygienic toilets and bathrooms; separate for males and females; Any special requests for family accommodations can be handled by prior communications and will be separately chargeable.
Meals and Refreshments: Simple, hygienic, sumptuous vegetarian meals will be provided. Though not needed, Campers may carry their own dry-snacks as well.
Well trained naturalists and educators will accompany the campers and help answering queries about biodiversity.
All travel in the camp starting from NIC and back to NIC is covered. We discourage participants to bring their own vehicles.
The camp will be guided by 2 forest guards and resource persons. Any help needed should be communicated to them.
Things to carry:
a) Water bottle to fill in water for outdoor sessions
b) Cap, Warm Clothing as per your own need.
c) Good footwear (canvas shoes or snickers are fine). NO chappals/slippers.
d) Earth coloured (grey, brown, green) cotton shirt & jeans. Drab coloured Shalwar kameez is ok. Wearing full clothes is advisable.
g) Binocular and camera are not a must, but they will enhance the quality of your experience.
h) Personal medicines and toiletries if any are needed.
i) Avoid carrying valuables (gold ornaments, ipads, too much cash etc.)
j) Insect repellents.
k) Torch or a decent headlamp is highly essential