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Lockdown Musings

The lockdown reminded me of a poem: “Leisure” by WH Davies, What is this life if full of care, We have no time to stand and Stare, No time to stand beneath the boughs, And stare as long as sheep or cows. I have been spending every single day of the lockdown just staring and …

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Birdwatching During Lockdown

Relax With Birdwatching The world is going through a global crisis, in which we’re all in the same boat but at a distance. The excursions are now limited to your neighborhood grocery store and the yoga mats have to be considered the gym at home. The most interaction we have with nature has for now …

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Bird Watching in Delhi

As a child… I used to often hover around boards in parks which gave away details about the birds that can be spotted in the area. With my “Mini-binoculars” that I got free with a box of chocolate as a child, I used to look around very diligently, trying to spot at least a few of the birds …

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A Tryst With Nature

You can never be in a forest and in a bad mood at the same time. About the Author: Surabhi Seth is a nature enthusiast and loves tree climbing. Being a city mouse, she tries to find respite in nature and some relief from the rat race when on top of a tree with no …

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PROTEST TO SAVE NOIDA FOREST

  A 75 acre forest and all its inhabitants are in great danger. Some people have planned to destroy this forest to build a “Biodiversity Park” which includes, concrete golf cart track, food court, amphitheater, parking lots and high walls. Thousands of citizens have raised their voice to protect the forest and wildlife since there …

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Tree Felling Inside NCERT Campus

Many trees were felled illegally in the NCERT campus, luckily a good citizen did something about it. The police, forest dept and ngo’s were informed and finally the NCERT was penalized over Rs. 5 Lakh. 

Monsoon Wooding 2

SWECHHA organised Phase 2 of Monsoon Wooding Tree Plantation in Ashoka Park, NFC. 200 Native Tree saplings were planted. Special Thanks to NFC-RWA, DDA, NDNS, CERE & Udayan Care for supporting the plantation. Thanks to Sleepy Owl Coffee, Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters, Indian Coffee House, Cafe Lota, Triveni Terrace Cafe for providing used coffee powder …

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Goolar Tree Rescue

NDNS, NFC RWA, Deputy Director of Horticulture team collaborated to save a Goolar tree in Maharani Bagh.  This Goolar tree fell during the storms because the roots were cemented. We asked the DDH to remove the cement. The branches were cut and then it was set back in it’s place so that it can live …

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Pilkhan Tree Saved

NDNS, RWA NFC, Deputy Director of Horticulture team collaborated to save a Pilkhan tree in Maharani Bagh.  This Pilkhan tree fell during the storms because the roots were cemented. We asked the DDH to remove the cement. The branches were cut and then it was set back in it’s place so that it can live …

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Fireflies Friday

Every Friday NDNS is conducting walks to a secret location where many fireflies shine brightly through the night. Participants counted 100’s of fireflies there. If you want to see fireflies in Delhi, Whatsapp: 9711115666