Butterfly habitat takes flight at Urban Haat
CBD BELAPUR: Visitors at Urban Haat now have another reason to visit the cultural hub center.
Initiated by the City and Industrial Development Corporation (Cidco) and Kharghar-based non-governmental organisation Lady Bird Consulting, a butterfly habitat has been created for conservation of butterflies.
The space has been created on an area of 2000 square feet area to attract butterflies and help in preserving them.
Along with Cidco and the environmental firm, the initiative has been co-organised by nature lovers and volunteers from United Way, an environment protection NGO.
“We planted around 100 saplings last month. Five species of nectar and host plants of butterflies were chosen to add charm to the existing garden at Urban Haat. The aim of this project which is a three year project, intends to support butterfly conservation by creating more space for butterflies,” said V Shubhalaxmi, founder of Lady Bird Consulting.
In the next few months, once the plants establish in the spot, the team will start conducting a butterfly education programmes among the schools of Navi Mumbai.
Schools will be encouraged to use iButterfly mobile app for identification of butterflies and the data would be fed to the master database on lady bird consulting website.
“Additionally, we would also assess the local butterfly population at the site throughout the project period,” said Shubhalaxmi.
Around five species of nectar and host plants of butterflies were chosen to add charm to the existing garden at Urban Haat.
V SHUBHALAXMI, founder, Lady Bird Consulting