Nature Trail at NRI Colony Nerul, Navi Mumbai
Date: Sunday, 11th March, 2018. Time: 7:00 am. Duration: 2.5 hrs.
Meeting Point: Seawood Darawe station (Harbour line), near auto stand.
How to Reach: Take a train on harbour line (from Kurla – central railway station) and get down at Seawood Darawe station. Alternately, you can take taxi, auto from North-eastern suburbs of Mumbai to the station.
Charges: Rs. 200 only which includes our expertise in field of biodiversity of the area. Scroll down below to Townscript box to register online. No charges are applicable for kids less than 4 years of age.
About the walk:
Winter is a great time for bird watchers and nature lovers when many rare species of bird migrate to Amchi Mumbai. The wetlands behind NRI colony of Nerul is one of the few spots in Navi Mumbai which provides opportunity to experience bird watching. The bird species which has been spotted here includes Waders, Flamingos, Terns, Seagulls, Curlews, Sandpipers, Egrets, Spoonbills, Stilt, Painted Storks, Herons, Lapwigs to name a few. It is particularly famous for waders and flamingos. Year over year, the population of migratory birds has been declining due to industrialization and this year, the decline is 44%. Hence, it is one of the rare opportunity to cover trail near the wetlands of Nerul behind NRI colony and spot nature’s colorful winged creations – birds
Things to carry:
- Water (2 liters minimum)
- Dry snacks
- Writing material
- Wear comfortable shoes
- Camera and binocular (optional)
- Mosquito Repellant
- Wear clothes to fully cover legs/hands
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.
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.
Write to us at [email protected] to confirm your attendance in case the Townscript box does not show up below (a few patrons sent message they were not able to view it on mobile)