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Gaur In My Garden

A documentary film titled Gaur in my garden was screened at the Bee Museum on the 14th of February. This documentary film, directed by Rita Banerji follows the Indian Gaur; a large ungulate whose loss of habitat has caused an increase in human-gaur interactions and has subsequently le
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World Wetland Day’ 2013

To mark the World Wetland Day, the Nilgiri Natural History Society organized a conservation education programme in Kotagiri. Over 40 children from three schools participated – Blue Mountain, Hillford and CSI. The day began with an introductory talk by Sumin George of Keystone Foundati
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A talk on ecology, management, conservation and welfare of the Asian Elephant

A talk on ecology, management, conservation and welfare of the Asian Elephant was organized by the Nilgiri Natural History Society (NNHS) at the Bee Museum on the 19th of December. The speaker Mr Surendra Varma an expert on welfare of the Asian elephant used a slide show to illustrate
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Taranadmund trail

  On the 22nd of December about ten participants started the trail from Taranadmund, a characteristic Toda settlement that can be accessed via the Ooty-Gudalur road. Tarannadmund is a vast wetland-grassland complex high in biodiversity. The trail began through dense wattle planta
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Elephant conservation education-Pillur

A workshop on Elephant conservation was organized by the NNHS on the 20th of November at the Government School in Pillur. Around 30 students from Standard 8 and 9 participated in this workshop. The event started with the screening of a movie on Elephants followed by an interactive pre
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“Early communication systems in human-elephant conflict management”

A talk on early communication and warning systems in human-elephant conflict management was held at the Bee museum on the 4th of December. The speaker Dr Anand Kumar, a wildlife scientist at the Nature Conservation Foundation (NCF) at Valparai started the talk by emphasizing the impor
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Mullur-Mandarai trail

This nature trail through the eastern slopes of the Nilgiris covered a total distance of 15km through varying landscapes. A group of about ten participants started the walk from Mullur through some tea gardens, which were gradually replaced by evergreen forests past the Glenburn estat
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Talk on the Birds of the Nilgiris

A talk on the Birds of the Nilgiris took place at the Bee museum on the 10th of November. The Speaker Dr. P.J Vasanthan, an avid birder for the past two decades gave the audience a brief introduction to the topography of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve (NBR) and the different forest typ
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Pugur Workshop 2

A Toda embroidery workshop was held at the Bee Museum from the 17th to the 20th of October at the Bee museum. The distinct form of embroidery done by the Toda community is called Pugur meaning flower. It is done using red and black wool on a plain white cloth.  Around 15 participants
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Kurumba Painting Workshop

A Kurumba painting workshop was held at the Bee Museum on the 26th of September under the guidance of Krishna, a Kurumba artist from Vellaricombai. Around 20 participants watched on as Krishna demonstrated the intricate strokes used to create these unique paintings.This conventionally
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