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Trails

An eye for birding – Mullur

Any bird bereft of its landscape only speaks half the story. Birdwatching is not just about zooming the lens on the bird. Join us on this birding trail in Mullur, with a new eye to take in the larger picture. Please carry binoculars, field guide, water. Date: 24th August, 2019 Time an
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Intricate weaves – the pastoral landscape of Bikkapathimund

The shola grassland mosaic is intricately woven into the pastoral way of life of the todas. Join us as we tread gently,upon the grassy greens at Bikkapathimund We meet up at Kengamudi bus stop. Please carry water.  Date: 6th July, 2019 Time: 10 am Duration: 3 hours Trail difficulty: E
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Of Davids and Goliaths – a short walk in the Longwood

Known as Longwood shola or ‘Dodda solai’, unique forest fragments such as this hold the mysteries of many a species – from the giant trees to the tiny mushroom. Walk with us as we explore these deep dark woods… We assemble at the entrance of Longwood shola. Ple
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Birding in Kokkal

A trek was conducted to Kokkal, Sholur on 29 October 2017, which was facilitated by NNHS Co-ordinator Anandhi Chandran. We started the trek at 7.30 a.m. with the weather favoring us with bright sunshine. The first stretch was a steep incline scattered with rocks. The grassland was int
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Through Tarnad mund’s Rolling Grasslands

      “A landscape as seemingly endless as the sea. That is until you reach the cliffs.” Not often is a trail group closely followed for protection by a local tribal priest. And not often do said tribal communities allow outsiders to partake in their ceremonies. Much le
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Shola Trails

NNHS organises trails throughout the year for interested patrons. Other than the field trips and trails for our members and non members we also organise trails and visits for  groups with specific interests. We had visitors from the Dubai Natural History society in March. Prudhvi Gali
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Mullur- Mandarai Trail

Mullur- Mandarai Trail The trail was kicked off from the mamaram toll gate under an overcast sky with birding and walking on our minds. Mr. Shivalingam was kind enough join us inside the gorgeous deciduous forests and assist our party with birding. Bearing in mind the possibility of a
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Shola Trail Saravanmalai & Neighborhood Trees Campaign

Kicking off Earth Day celebrations, NNHS is organizing a Shola Trail as a part of “Neighborhood Trees Campaign” We start at Attadi Junction on the Coonor- Kotagiri Rd and go up to Sarvanamalai. The trail will be led by Shiny M Rehel, Field Botanist and Compiler of Field Gu
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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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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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