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NTP-2010
This was great experience & a one step ahead to know the nature unfolding un noticed with complexities & yet so simple to eyes. Couple of months back came across a blog & the experience of a NTP, had not known till then there exists a training like this & left a email to Karthikeyan( Great guy.. everybody call him Karthik), luckily got a email few days back about the programme going to happen on 26th till 28th of March 2010..more luckily i got selected & we were in the campus of JLR bannerghatta.
Karthik
Well this course was conducted by S.Karthikeyan, Chief Naturalist at JLR, who was earlier with WWF for more than 17years, Knows anything on plants, insects, reptiles, birds & mammals, In fact i came to know that FIG is a flower & not a fruit, how wonderfully he explained its full lifecycle & from then on my perspective towards plants changed.
Flower-Seedpouch
Common-Tailor-Bird

 

Common tailor bird was the first photograph i took as soon i came to this place.

Indian-Pew-Fowl

Indian Pea Fowl

The program concentrates on birdwatching, plants kingdom to some extent of reptiles & Butterflies.

Tented-Cottage

My tent was just next to the training hall, as soon as i got into my tent & i saw this big spider in the toilet :O

 

Spider

This bird was making very sweet calls to take its photo & posed for a longtime 😉

 

Tickell's-Blue-Flycather

Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher

To say ..it was a good informative & a well drafted for the beginners on introduction to nature & its importance for existence. We had some trails in morning & evenings everyday briefing on the plants , insects & birds.

NTP-2

Bannerghatta had some mammals (herbivorous track) like nilgai, black buck ,India gaur, sambar , barking deer & spotted deer.

Black-Buck

Black buck in its full colours as its name says 😉

It was pretty hot during day times & i usually see the barking deer & birds come near campus the to drink water .

Barking-Deer

Barking Deer

Second day of training, we had the chance to meet Sandeep who was the alumni of First batch 2005 NTP & now currently running a NGO which is doing some good job like clearing plastics from forest areas & educating tribal & village children.

Sandeep-Briefing

 

Sandeep briefing to participants

APFlycatcher

 

Asian paradise flycatcher

Blue-Bearded-Bee-eater

Blue Bearded Bee-Eater

 

Golden-Fronted-Leafbird

Golden Fronted Leaf bird

 

Grass-Hopper

Grasshopper i suppose

Red-Rumped-Swallow-2

Flirting at top

Flower-Blossoms

Flower

 

White-Browed-Fantail

White Browed Fantail

Shelduck

Goose

Collared Scops Owl

Collared Scops Owl

 

Sky

Overall it was a nice & informative programme with a responsible approach towards learning nature & to protect them by knowing its importance of its very existence.

  12 Responses to “JLR Naturalist Training Programme – March 2010”

  1. Hi, Lovely photographs Saandip.

  2. Thanks kanchuki

  3. fantastic! Loved Karthik's image 🙂

  4. Nice pictures Saandip

    Sudhir

  5. Thanks Sandeep.. I Know ;).. he doesnt pose usually..

  6. Thanks Sudhir..

  7. awesome photos.. U did not told me bout this .. i would hav joined u for the training program..

  8. Hi Sandip,

    Can you give some more details about the Training Program. Is there a website that I can refer to?

    Thanks,
    Rohit

  9. hi.. nice to see your blog .. wonderful pics ..have been travelling since … nimesh …

  10. Hi Nimesh…thanks for dropping by..

  11. Hi Sandip,

    Just read this post on JLR Training Program and am very much interested. What were the fees and how the stay was there? Enjoyed reading your post and look forward to going for this program! 🙂

    Swati

  12. Hi Sandeep…

    Nice account of the naturalist programme….do let me know how i can do this as well…thanks 🙂

    Godwin – Ranthambore

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