Butterflies, we all like it as they are the enchanting flying jewels found in earth. As we know this year, the month of September is being celebrated as ‘Big Butterfly Month’ in India with the involvement of more than 25 organisations covering 22 states and 2 Union Territories. Under this programme, various competitions such as butterfly photography, butterfly videography, and butterfly life cycle competition are being organised to create awareness about butterflies amongst students, amateurs and nature enthusiasts.
As per information, Nagpur city is a home to more than 145 species of butterflies. Under the Big Butterfly month experts and enthusiasts organised a Butterfly Count at Ambazari Biodiversity Park on Sunday. The butterfly count was done by 30 minutes transact count method, thirty five species of different butterflies were recorded including Blue Tiger, Plain Tiger, Common Sailor,Commander,Great Egg Fly, Grass Yellow indicating healthy habitat of Ambazari Biodiversity Park. The organisers thanked deputy conservator of forest Dr.Prabhu Nath Shukla of Nagpur forest division and senior project officer of World Wide Fund Ajinkya Bhatkar and their teams.