Open Butterfly Garden and Eco-friendly Green Belts
Guidance regarding development of Green Belts and Open Butterfly
Garden has been provided by the experts of the club t many
The club helped develop Green Belt at Dahej Petrochemicles Complex of GSFDC Ltd in the year of 2009.
Trees were selected keeping in mind not only the climatic conditions of the plac , soil quality etc. but also with a view to enhace the richness of bio-diversity of the flora and
fauna. Trees that attaract different
birds, butterflies, insects etc were selected for the project.
Later the Club also provided guidance and assistance to the Kakarapar Atomic Power Station (KAPS) to develop an open
butterfly garden in 2009.
The success of Open Butterfly Garden at KAPS led us to other similar
projects. The Nuclear Power Station of India invited the Club to plan, develop
and maintain similar Open Butterfly Gardens at different sites at Tarapur Atomic Power Station (TAPS).
The purpose of the project is to create green landscape which attracts
butterflies. The area is also kept pesticide free to
help sustain the biodiversity of birds, butterflies, insects, moths and other
living creature. Fill of various forms of life the butterfly garden becomes an
ecosystem in itself.
The Club not only plant and design the project (the garden) but also
selects and procure the trees and plants. It supervises the soil preparation
and plantation, organized manure of the plants. For these if designs and erect
the informative display panels. The Club experts also train local horticulture
supervisors/ volunteers to maintain the garden. Knowledge about the
butterflies, their life cycles, and requirements to grow and breed is also
provided by the experts.
We are proud to say that we
have observed the species of butterflies just 2 months after starting the
project at the TAPS Butterfly Garden.
The list is as under
- Lime Buterfly
- Plain Tiger
- Stripped Tiger
- Common Jezebel
- Mottled Emigrant
- Common Emigrant
- Orange Tip
- White Orange Tip
- Rounded Pierrot
- Common Grass Yellow
- Painted Lady
- Peacock Pansy
- Grey Pansy