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Cooking with Weeds Workshop, Bee Museum

The month of March came to an end with an intriguing workshop on cooking with local and wild edible plants, conducted by Cata and Blanca of Ayurfusion. After briefing the participants on their journey with food, the cooking began. Participants helped prepare a localised variation of l
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Talk and Discussion on ‘Nilgirica Upstream’ at the Bee Museum

On the 28th of March 2012, a talk and discussion on a comprehensive design for holistic regeneration of the Nilgiris was organised at the Bee Museum, Ooty. A small group of interested individuals attended and participated in the discussion. A presentation by Godwin Vasanth kick starte
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Cairn Hill trail

Situated 2200m above sea level, the entrance road is flanked by dense cypress trees. A hotspot for birds such as the Nilgiri Laughingthrush, Nilgiri Blue Robin, White-bellied Shortwing, Black-and-Rufous, Rusty-tailed and Nilgiri Flycatchers, Cairn Hill is situated about 3km on the roa
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Crafts Bazaar

A Traditional Crafts Bazaar was organized at the end of December. Kurumba, Irula, and Toda artisans presented their traditional knowledge and skills via handicraft stalls. Visitors to the Bee Museum were able to interact with the artisans and appreciate their art.  
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Wetland Biodiversity survey

As part of a Keystone Foundation project on wetlands and their conservation, NNHS members participated in a series of biodiversity surveys at Taranad mund and Bison swamp on the 27th and 28th of December.
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Solid waste management talk, Coonoor

As part of a series of talks on Solid Waste Management by Arun Bellie and the Blue Mountain Warriors, an open discussion was held at St Sebastian Church Hall, Coonoor in December. Individuals from Coonoor and surrounding villages participated in the event which involved telling of per
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Public Discussion on Human-Wildlife Conflict, Kotagiri

On the 9th of December, a public talk and discussion on issues and incidents of Human-wildlife conflict was organised at Mudhaiya Hall, Ramesh Vihar Hotel, Kotagiri. 30 persons from The Kotagiri Wildlife Association, Kotagiri Drivers Association, Kotagiri Market Association, a group o
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Arun Bellie speaks on Waste Management

To revive the tradition of regular informative modules at the Bee Museum every month, a talk on Waste Management centred on the work being carried out by the Blue Warriors with 500 households in villages around Kotagiri. The Blue Warriors are a group of children who monitor and mainta
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Sigur Plateau trail

The Sigur Plateau is at the centre of the Nilgiri Hills and Eastern Ghats and is a crucial area of wildlife habitats as it links the two regions. Around 700m above sea level, the dry-deciduous forest that covers the plateau provided a different variety of flora and fauna to be appreci
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Children’s Day Celebration

Children’s day was celebrated on the 12th of November 2011 by the Nilgiri Natural History Society (NNHS) at the Bee Museum, Ooty. The gathering of 50 students, aging from 10 to 15 years, was possible due to their shared belief that people and biodiversity can co-exist. Many possible a
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