Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary is a sprawling forest area surrounded by developed concrete jungle all around it. Forest where we can find thickly wooden areas and rainwater collected in mining pits, which provides excellent habitats for city moths. Come join us on Delhi’s first night walk for moths.
On our walk we are presenting an overnight moth appreciation station to encounter nocturnal moths to see their beauty and variety of different colors, size and shapes. Discussions will be held on interesting facts and role of moths in our urban nightscape.
Dhruv Pal is an Education Officer of the CEC Delhi, BNHS, Asia’s oldest NGO working in the field of nature conservation from last 133 years. He has worked on various ecology and species conservation projects throughout India and played a key role in declaration of Mandargiri-Kalima Reserve Forest as Orissa’s first state Biodiversity site. He has recently worked as a Research Assistant for compiling the book “First garden of the Republic” on Floral and Faunal diversity of President estate and Mughal Garden.
Meeting point: Conservation Education Centre, Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary, Near Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range, Suraj Kund Road, New Delhi-110044
Tips: A dress code for the event is to wear dull colored clothes, adorn a sun cap if required, wear proper field shoes, a water bottle and a notepad to go down important things you learn on the walk.
Extra costs: Nil