Fancy watching bugs, butterflies and birds as they prepare for a change in weather? Or trees changing colours and gearing up for the blooming season? Head to the Bombay Natural History Society’s (BNHS) nature reserve in Goregaon where the trees are busy directing their energies towards flower production and the fauna is adapting to the change that the onset of winter brings.
“Bugs are laying eggs, butterflies undergoing transformation, reptiles wearing their winter colouration and birds preening in their breeding plumage,” says Amandeep Kaur, education officer at BNHS, an organisation that works towards environmental conservation.
The reserve has five nature trails and each season brings with it changes in flora and fauna that are unique to that particular time of the year. In order to give Mumbaikars a glimpse of Mother Nature’s winter wonders, the organisation is conducting several day-long workshops all through the month of January and February. “Our aim is to give participants an opportunity to look at their surroundings closely and to provide them with the techniques and tools to study nature,” Amandeep adds.
BNHS will also provide food and other essential items along with study material to those keen on attending the workshops at the reserve.
Wild Winter Workshops at BNHS:
Butterflies for Beginners: January 6
Bugs for Beginners: January 20
Birds for Beginners: January 27