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Educational School Tours

The Nilgiri Natural History Society organized an educational tour of the Nilgiris on the 19th, 20th and 21st of September for the children of Rishi Valley School (A.P). Day one of the tour started with a picturesque ride on the Nilgiri mountain railway followed by a visit to a tea fac
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Awareness Program on Snakes

A snake awareness workshop was held at the Bee Museum on the 8th of September under the banner of the Nilgiri Wildlife & Environment Association (NWEA). Twenty-five people including students from the Blue Mountain School took part in this educative program aimed at creating awaren
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Workshop on Herbs

A workshop on herbs was held at the Woodhouse farm, Ooty on the 1st of September. Fifteen students from the Blue Mountain School attended this workshop along with some members of the NNHS. The workshop started off with a talk by Dr. Selvaraj (TNAU) on improving our quality of life by
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Flora and Fauna-A first hand perspective

A talk on the Flora and Fauna of the Nilgiris took place at the Bee museum on July 25th . The speaker, Ramneek Singh took the audience through a series of photographs of rare and endemic orchids, flowering plants and also some of the fauna present in the Nilgiris. The changing landsca
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Rangaswamy Pillar Trek

The trek to Rangasamy pillar on the 21st proved to be quite exhilarating. Twelve, members and non-members took part in the trek to the pillar which lasted about four hours.The beginning of the trail was a bit challenging because of the steep slope but was soon made easy by the gentle
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Kota Pottery Workshop

The Kota pottery workshop was held on the 14th of July at the bee museum, Ooty. Cinthamani a local potter from Trichigadi wowed the crowd with her incredible throwing abilities. After the demonstration the participants tried their hand at the wheel following which there was a discussi
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World Environment Day 2012

NNHS hosted a ‘Best out of Waste’ competition at Brindavan Public School (Coonoor) in celebration of World Environment Day 2012. The participating children were marked based on innovation, creativity and usability of their creations. A variety of waste products from sweet wrappers to
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Gombu Falls trek

A trek through the forests surrounding Gombu Falls proved challenging, but refreshing with the onset of summer. The Falls, around 21 metres in height, is at an altitude of 17oom above sea level has one of its origins in Longwood Shola. After a briefing by Senthil Prasad, an NNHS EC me
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Clean-up drive

In celebration of Earth Day 2012, the NNHS organised and conducted a clean-up drive from Bettaty to Bandishola along the main road. The event was felicitated by some of the village elders from Yedappalli. A large group of children from Riverside Public School along with Arun Bellie of
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Talk and Discussion on Lantana camara and its Management

  In April, Tarsh Thaekekara from The Shola Trust made a presentation on the challenges faced due to the fast expanding lantana camara in and around the forests of the Nilgiris. The origins of the plant, how it came to India (and to the Nilgiris), how much it has spread and the m
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