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Winged jewels of Sanjeevaiah Park

Winged jewels of Sanjeevaiah Park
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With the monsoon along the corner, the butterfly garden at Sanjeevaiah park is teeming with life where scores of butterflies can be spotted fluttering in the sky, while others can be seen busy peeping for nectar from flower to flower. Also, if you have a closer look you can see hungry caterpillars wiggling on leaves and pupas resting like jewels. 

Khairatabad: With the monsoon along the corner, the butterfly garden at Sanjeevaiah park is teeming with life where scores of butterflies can be spotted fluttering in the sky, while others can be seen busy peeping for nectar from flower to flower. Also, if you have a closer look you can see hungry caterpillars wiggling on leaves and pupas resting like jewels.

Tiny ecosystem of about 4.5 acres nesting inside the city houses countless insects like bugs, crickets, dragonflies, beetles, grasshoppers, moths, wasps, spiders and butterflies, which makes it a paradise for an entomologist or a naturalist in the city. Dragonflies would hover like drones keeping a watch over the garden and crickets would make noises and make you feel like an interloper. Rajesh Kumar, an engineer and amateur photographer, said, “The rains will increase the insects, red velvet mites will fill the ground with life. I come here every month to witness the changes in seasons along with transformation of insects, birds and trees.”

“Whenever I’m free I come here to sight some butterflies, I’m assigned to work on the other side of the park, but I still like working here in the butterfly garden which is so lively and vibrant. Butterflies are different too, some are brown in colour but each one is engraved with a beautiful pattern of nature,” said Narsamma, one of the workers at Sanjeevaiah Park. Vaishnavi, a BSC student, said “I came here for the second time, this time I got all my friends along to watch butterflies and to capture them on camera, so that we can identify the butterflies using internet. I have already identified about ten butterflies there are many more.”

BY Mayank Tiwari

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