Friday, 20 October 2017

Bundi and Ramgarh Vishdhari WLS camp report

Bundi and Ramgarh Vishdhari WLS camp report

OikoEssence conducted a nature camp at less known Ramgarh Vishdhari WLS. This sanctuary is good example for typical scrub forest. Major flora is Acacia Spp. etc. We are thankful to forest department for permissions.

In addition to this, we also visited another less known Bhaisrogarh WLS which is surrounded by river Chmabal from 3 ends. 

By Shreya B

By Shreya B

By Shreya B

Fauna Bundi camp
1. Insects
a. Butterflies (Ramgarh vishdhari & Bhainsrorgarh)
1.       Plain tiger
By Shreya B

2.       Stripped Tiger
3.       Common emigrant
4.       Lemon pansy
5.       Common grass yellow
6.       Leopard
7.       Common Indian crow
8.       Danied eggfly
9.       Great eggfly
10.   Blue pansy
11.   Cerulean?
12.   White orange tip
13.   Yellow orange tip
b. Other insects
1.       Short horned grass hopper
By Shreya B
2.       Katydid
3.       Cricket
4.       Spittle bug
5.       Blister beetle
6.       Jewel beetle
2. Amphibians
1.       Indian toad
2.       Indian bull frog
3. Birds
a. Birds observed everywhere
1.       Grey frankolin
2.       Green bee-eater
3.       Crow pheasant
Pied Kingfisher by Rupali G.
4.       Black winged kite
5.       Black kite
6.       Common Hooppoe
7.       Shikra
8.       Black kite
9.       Spotted dove
10.   White browed wagtail
11.   Scally breasted munia
12.   House sparrow
13.   House crow
14.   Large billed crow
By Bhaskar P

15.   Asian palm swift
16.   Eurasian collared dove
17.   Red wattled lapwing
18.   Egyptian vulture
19.   Jungle babbler
20.   Purple sunbird
21.   Ashy prinia
22.   Black winged stilt
23.   White breasted waterhen
b. Birds observed in Ramgarh Vishdhari WLS only
1.       Tern
2.       Painted stork
3.       Indian pea fowl
4.       Pied Kingfisher
5.       White throated Kingfisher
By Bhaskar P

6.       Pied crested cuckoo
7.       Plovers
c. Birds observed in Bhainsrorgarh WLS only
1.       Indian vulture
2.       Indian grey hornbill
3.       Rose ringed parakeet
4.       Oriental white-eye
5.       Cormorant
6.       Eurasian openbill
4. Reptiles -
1.       Forest Calotes
2.       Monitor lizard
3.       Crocodile(Bhainsrorgarh)
5. Mammals
1.       Sambar
2.       Nilgai
3.       Hanuman langur
4.       Rhesus macaque

More Clicks
By Bhaskar P

By Bhaskar P
By Bhaskar P

By Bhaskar P

By Bhaskar P

By Shreya B

By Shreya B

Chakrata Report

Uttarakhand is blessed with natural beauty. OikoEssence conducted a camp to Chakrata, Uttarakhand from 1st to 5th October, 2017.
Pleasant weather welcomed us here along with red billed magpies, songs of whistling thrushes, Deodars, Pines, Spruces, Firs, Oaks, Rhododendrons, Bhojpatra (Betula utilis), Maple & Horse chestnut trees. We got to see a good number of plants and animals during this camp. 
Pic By Mr. Thiruvengadam E.

Group with local team
by Ms. Gauri G.
by Ms. Gauri G.

Cotoneaster by Ms. Gauri G.
Chakrata has broad-leaved forest that is dominated by Oak trees and needle leaved trees can be seen as well. Trees like deodar, thuja, fir etc are prominent in needle leaved plants. Small shrubs like Berberis spp., Rosa spp. cotoneaster; herbs like Urtia spp., ringal, bamboos, Geranium, wild spinach, Ephedra, wild strawberries were seen in abundant.

Geranium spp. by Mr. Akshay T.
Ipomea spp. by Shreya B

List of fauna sighted during camp is attached is as follows –
Fritillary by Mr. Akshay T.
a. Insects
i. Butterflies
Tortoise shell
Grass yellow
Common Mormon
Yellow orange tip
Common wall
Orange oak leaf
Oak blue
Chocolate pansy
Large hedge blue
Red Admiral
By Shreya B

Common Woodbrown

ii. Others
Short Horned grasshopper
Long horned grasshopper

by Mr. Akshay T.

Cicada by Mr. Akshay T.
Signature spider by Mr. Akshay T.
b. Arachnids
Jumping spider
Signature spider

c. Amphibians
Indian bull frog

Agama by. Mr. Akshay T
d. Reptiles

e. Birds

  1. Oriental white eye
    Pipit by Mr. Thiruvengadam E.
  2. Great barbet
  3. Common kestrel
  4. White browed wagtail
  5. Grey treepie
  6. Blue magpie
  7. Slaty headed parakeet
  8. Himalaya vulture
  9. Scarlet minivet
  10. Himalayan bulbul
  11. Brown thrush
  12. By Shreya B

  13. Blue rock thrush
  14. Spotted dove
  15. Eurasian collared dove
  16. Woodpecker
  17. Blue flycatcher
  18. House sparrow
  19. Jungle crow
  20. Long tailed shrike
  21. Shrike
  22. Crested serpent eagle
  23. Robin
  24. White capped red water start
    Woodpecker by Mr. Akshay T.
  25. Great tit
  26. Kingfisher
  27. Paradise flycatcher
  28. Black headed jay
  29. Cough
  30. Pipit
  31. Swallow
  32. Flowerpecker
  33. Khalij pheasant
  34. Grey hooded warbler
  35. Asian brown flycatcher
  36. Jungle owlet
  37. Yellow napped woodpecker
  38. Scally breasted woodpecker
  39. Brown fronted woodpecker
  40. Blue capped rock thrush
  41. Bay backed shrike
  42. Verditer flycatcher

Grey treepie by Dr. Mrs. Shreya B.
Himalayan bulbul by Mr. Akshay T

Some Moments Clicked by Mr. Thiruvemgadam E.