Nature Trail at Dattaji Salvi Botanical Gardens, Thane
Date: Sunday, 2nd December, 2018. Time: 7:30 am to 10:30 am
Meeting Point: Thane Railway Station (starting point of Platform #1)
About the event:
Dattaji Salvi Botanical Garden is located in Thane city’s Kopri area and is one of city’s prime green lungs.
The garden is a joint venture of Thane Municipal Corporation and the Forest Department. This garden adds to the beauty of Thane which is blessed with several lakes and gardens in the city. It is spread across 4600 sq mt area and boasts of some exotic trees, herbs, shrubs, lovely creepers etc. This is a bio-diversity hotspot now attracting many species of butterflies. It is a great opportunity for Nature photographers to capture beautiful shots as well kids to get them closer to mother nature.
The trail is open for all age groups. Children below the age of 12 yrs should be accompanied by atleast one of the parents.
The walk will be led by Gauri and Dr.Shreya and will focus on the biodiversity of the Garden and raise awareness about environment conservation.
Charges: 350 INR (including our expertise and local transport from Thane station & back)
Camera fee (if any) has to be paid separately by the participant.
No charges are applicable for kids less than 4 years of age. The trail is open for all age groups. Children below the age of 12 yrs should be accompanied by at-least one of the parents.
Registration: Please scroll down below for Townscript link
Things to carry:
- Water (2 liters minimum)
- Camera and binocular (optional)
- Wind-cheater and/or umbrella
- Wear fully covered and comfortable clothes and shoes functional to walk on non-concrete trails
Past Events and Testimonials (click on links):
- Nature Walk at Godrej Mangroves, Vikhroli
- Exploring flora of ‘The Other Hanging Gardens of Mumbai’ at Baptista Garden, Mazgaon docks
- History and nature trail at Vasai fort
- History and nature trail at Sion fort
- Bird Watching with kids
- Nature and Heritage Trail at Elephanta Island
- Nature Walk at Botanical Gardens of Byculla Zoo
- Nature Walk at Ovalekar Wadi Thane
- Nature Walk at Aarey Forest Butterfly Garden
About the leaders:
Two naturalists – Dr. Shreya and Gauri will be leading the walk. Both of them have been conducting such programs for more than eight years. This event is conducted through their joint venture – OikoEssence which is focused on creating awareness about environment around us.
Dr. Shreya is a true nature enthusiast. She has completed her Ph.D in ethanobotany and working in the field of environmental awareness for the last 13 years. She believes that change is slow process but a strong step for better environment and education will certainly bring the change in lifestyles for adapting environmental friendliness.
Gauri is a botanist and naturalist based out of Mumbai. Having worked at World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF India), Gauri has expertise in bio-diversity (birds and plants species) and has extensive field experience in organizing nature camps. She is one of our popular writers. You can read about her nature camps here.