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#106 Feb 24th, 2012, 14:52
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Hindustan Times news: 'Flower exhibition'at Byculla Zoo till Feb 26th! I would not be able to check them out! Anyone interested could visit .
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Originally Posted by naveenamohanrao View Post Hindustan Times news: 'Flower exhibition'at Byculla Zoo till Feb 26th! I would not be able to check them out! Anyone interested could visit .
timings?
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Originally Posted by Menka View Post timings?
The news item does not mention the timings , but regular zoo timings should be helpful!

Some details of the zoo could be checked here - CLICK.
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Originally Posted by naveenamohanrao View Post The news item does not mention the timings , but regular zoo timings should be helpful!

Some details of the zoo could be checked here - CLICK.
thanks for the info.Will try to visit the place tomorrow.Let me know if anyone interested.
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BMC Horticultural Show at the Byculla Zoo


I go there every year. It is always held in the last weekend of February at the zoo campus. Its a good place to buy plants that are not easily available at Mumbai nurseries.

There is another one held at VJTI grounds too, should be in March.






But far more interesting than the flower show, are the flowering trees within the Zoo grounds.





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Flamingoes of Mumbai - here till May

Right now until mid May is a good time to see the FLAMINGOES who are migratory visitors from the Rann of Kutch.

These seen at Sewri Mud Flats, they were quite far away.


The mud flats are a ten minute walk from Sewri Station [east]. Best time to see them is about 1.5 to 2hrs after peak high tide, check timings in daily paper.

You can see the flamingoes much closer from the IOC jetty near Trombay [near 281 bus terminus], and I believe also from Airoli.
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Great thread Naveena... I had been looking for something like this for quite a while.
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Hi All,

I may visit SGNP on sunday. Would I have company? Not sure of it, I may. Are any IMers likely to be there around 0700 hrs in the morning? My decision is likely to be made by tomorrow after noon.

If any one of you is likely to be there I can look up for him / her that time.
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My Shilonda Trail

It has happened second time (for some strange reason) that I sought out inputs on IM and none came. Hope others posts do get quick response. My long awaited trip to shilonda trail was finally made today morning. It was in company of my brother and two nephews. We did not have advantage that would have come our way if we had fixed up with some experienced IMer to go with us on the trek but all the same, we tried and made best of our trip.

We started walking by about 0815 and returned by 1015. travelled 2.2 km (as per my Mob GPS Trip meter) to the Concrete Dam. Took abt 1.40 hrs to go and very little time to come back. Had carried water but nothing to eat hence had no option but to come back. One must carry some food like biscuits etc.

On our way back taking cue from earlier posts of naveena and others, picked up two empty plastic bottles, one empty liquor bottle (nature is a kick enough, why do people need liquor to drink in a NP) and two empty kurkure type pkts apart from our own water bottles, to dump in the dust bin at the entrance.

We did pay full 10 people's money to forest dept (that is MOQ of the trip) while we were only four of us. At the gate of the trail though, there was no body to check the pass.

Met a group from some bank on the trail and a lady photographing the forest using her canon 60 D DSLR.

Few more things I can add abt the trail and few photos I can post but that is later when I hv time in hand.
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Flamingos at Sewree jetty

I had been to sewree jetty to see the migrated birds Flamingos.Once you get down at sewree stn on the east side it is at some 5-10 mins walking.There are some boats at the shore and we took the place their.Due to high tide we could see them from very less distance.They looked stunning.I think they were around 5000+ in count and bcoz of their beautiful colors and their pink shadow on watre it looked more beautiful.There were many water birds.But my main focus was only on Flamingos.they will be here till may end.
When we reached they were little far away but then as the water was flowing due to high tide they came more closer and at one point we didnt require any scope to view them,they were visible so clearly with naked eyes.
Many people came to see along with some grp who came with snacks and guide.I have clicked some pics and shooted their activity also.Will upload pics soon.
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Hi all!

Sorry, could not reply or post in the past few days!

@Menka, good to know that you could see the Flamingos!!

@snonymous, thanks for those lovely photographs of flowers and Flamingos! I too am planning to visit 'Sewri' sometime soon!

@Harshad, I read about your SGNP trip!! Sorry to know that there was no response, I was away so could not post a reply. It would be nice if you could post a few photographs here too!

Here are a few photographs from my recent Bangalore trip, 'Nature' related so taking liberty to post them in 'Mumbai' section .

Flowers on Ahoska Tree, atleast that was what the board nearby mentioned! Please correct me if I am wrong .



Another one: taken at Lalbagh Garden.



Flowers in the garden in front of my mom's house!



Flowers in a tree along the footpath

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Lovely pics, Naveena. The mauve ones are, I think, Jacaranda flowers. The yellow ones look like Mimosa.
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Originally Posted by theyyamdancer View Post Lovely pics, Naveena. The mauve ones are, I think, Jacaranda flowers. The yellow ones look like Mimosa.
Thanks TD . That was very fast! Bangalore though was very hot, I found trees completely covered with flowers, during my recent visit! Very pretty sight!
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superb pics 2nd one is which flower?
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Originally Posted by Menka View Post superb pics 2nd one is which flower?
Thanks Menka! As rightly pointed out by theyyamdancer, it is 'jacaranda flowers' on the tree! I tried to find a match to my photograph on google and it did show 'jacaranda flower' trees !

Also thanks Hyderabadi .
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