Exploring Webs in capital: Walk on spiders in Garden of five senses

 

The terrain of garden of five senses is rocks and trees which uniquely combine to provide excellent ecological niche for spiders living amongst us. The utility of spiders goes beyond pest control and it also has a historical role to play in vast indigo cultivation in places like champaran. They show fascinating behavioral and predatory skills in their habitats.

Our walk will feature topics like ecology, habitat and life cycle, also covering the structure of the web used for predation and housing along with its utility for humans. Apart from this, we will discuss interesting differences between spiders and pseudo-spiders covering the entire Garden of five senses.

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: Garden of Five Senses, Saidulajab, New Delhi

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. A declaration form will be sign by all the participants before commencement.

Extra costs: Entry ticket to the garden.

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