At the end of 5 years of committed efforts of all the people associated with Hariyali, look at what is there now to be proud of at Bhavale-Lonad site.
Following species of birds, animals, butterflies and insects were observed in a small span of two hours by a team of only three persons!!!
“Went to Bhavale plantation Hariyali site on Sat- 16 Nov 2013 – Following is the observation Report.”
Observers:Shyam Ghate, Punam Singavi, Anil Kunte-
Duration:from 8am to 10am
1) Rose-ringed Parakeet- 1
2) Spotted Dove – 1
3) Laughing Dove – 2
4) Red Vented Bulbul- 2
5) Red whiskered Bulbul- 1
6) Jungle Bush-quail – 2
7) Pea-fowl- – marks
8) White throated King-fisher- 1
9) Long-tailed Shrike- 3
10) Black Drongo- 1
11) Common Stone-chat- 1
12) Paddy field Pipit- 1
13) Jungle Babblers- 8
14) Jungle Prinia-1
15) Ashy Prinia- 2
16) Black-kite- 3
17) Shikra- 1
18) Booted eagle- 1
19) Common Myna- 5
20) Barn Swallow- 10
21) Brahminy kite
22) Barred buttonquail
1) Spotless Grass yellow
2) Common grass yellow
3) Zebra blue
4) Gram blue
5) Common cerulean
6) Danaide egg fly
7) Common Tiger
8) Plain tiger
11) Blue Tiger
Honey-bees comb ( Aagin madh Mashya)
In the small water pond- Common Tichering Frog- 15
Dear visiter of Hariyali site
Here is something we are all proud of.
Our Vice President, Shri A.G. Tilak has been chosen as one of the Awardees for ‘Thane Bhushan’ for 2013 by the Thane Municipal Corporation.
The Award shall be given at the hands of the Mayor of Thane on 1st October 2013 at 2.00 p.m. at the Gadkari Rangayatan.
Our hearty congrats to Shri A.G. Tilak.
E Aug Sep
PLEASE CLICK ON THE ABOVE LINK FOR THE SCHEDULE
Note what Kailas felt after working for few hours with Hariyali
I really thankful to my company Hexaware Technologies for given an opportunity to visit Hariyali initiative.
When we reach there four-five Hariyali volunteers were there. They had great dedication for this project. They all are of my grandpa’s age but they were really act as power boosters for us.
Hats off to the spirit of hariali members.”
On the weekend post Independence Day, we had large groups participating in our Tree Plantation Drive at our plantation site at “village Bavale-Lenad” on Mumbai-Nasik road.
On Saturday 17th August, we had a group of 15 ladies from ONGC. They came from various locations like Panvel, Bandra etc. They joined a group of 40 children, both girls and boys from various localities of Ulhas Nagar. This group of children was brought by the organization named “ज्योत – बहुउद्देषीय सामाजिक संस्था / Jyot – Bahu Uddeshiy Samajik Sanstha”.
Both these groups, in spite of heavy rain, planted over 70 saplings. The work included carrying the sampling up the hill, digging pits and planting saplings.
Sunday 18th August, saw people from Software Industry joining people from Traditional Industry. Siemens Employees Union on the occasion of completion of 50 years of union formation, came in with 40 nature lovers and joined a group of 20 software and media professionals brought in by Dombivali based NGO “जाणीव – एक सामाजिक चळवळ / Janeev – ek samajik chalval”. This NGO, though comparatively young, does important work in and around Dombivali. Their work includes child education, children library, different cleaning drives, nature conservation activities etc.
Both these groups together, planted over 250 saplings. One group also undertook check dam repair work which will be one of our main activities post monsoon.
Participation in nature conservation activities by people across the cross section of our society is an encouraging signal of growing awareness among people for nature conservation and preservation.
Hope to receive more and more support of such enthusiasts in the future!
Emkay Global visited Hariyali Bhavale site and they were thrilled.Here below is what they say:
He who plants a tree Plants hope.
Our lifestyles today have made it necessary for us to work in an air conditioned environment, store food in refrigerators, use plastic products for various needs, travel by cars and destroy mangroves to meet commercial ends, all at the cost of increasing our carbon footprint and harming our environment. While it may be difficult to change this, a big step to successfully reverse these environmental hazards is by ‘Planting Trees’. Tree plantation not only makes landscapes look beautiful, it also has numerous environmental benefits like improving the quality of air we breathe, preventing soil erosion, supporting wildlife amongst others.
In view of the same, employees from Emkay Global had partnered with Hariyali (an NGO involved in environment conservation) to undertake a ‘Tree Plantation Drive’ on 20h July 2013 at Bhavale, Thane. Participants from Emkay contributed passionately and vigorously and together planted around 300 saplings. All participants found the activity gratifying and expressed their gratitude to Hariyali for this noble opportunity. The activity was well organised, professionally managed and scientifically planned.
We wish continued success to Hariyali for their efforts towards environmental conservation.
Few Photos for the pleasure of your eyes:
“For a change Hariyali receives seeds!”
All these years Hariyali has been distributing seeds amongst people for sowing and making saplings. However, having felt motivated by this simple but very useful activity, many nature-lovers have started collecting, preserving and handing those over to Hariyali for growing saplings and distributing the same amongst potential tree-growers. Volunteers from “Jaanata Raja” an NGO from Mankhurd, Mumbai handed over about five kgs of seeds of Bahava and Tamrin collected by them to Shri Y.B. Bhide, President of Hariyali in the presence of other activists of Hariyali.