Have you ever wondered how birds make their nest, how they feed their young ones or how is that a butterfly is so adorably small yet performs such complex behaviour? If, yes! Then get a chance to learn about their unique abilities and become fully immersed in a new subject during this course. Our outstanding tutor will blend classroom instruction with opportunities for outside learning to provide students with the knowledge and confidence to advance their studies. So, we welcome you all to this course.


Topics to be discussed:

Day 1: 4th October (Tuesday)

Months and Butterflies: Moths and butterflies are essential components of urban wildlife. Through their vivid colours and undeniable beauty, they provide first contact with nature. They are the cutest garden animals since they are so easy to see and get to. They serve as a sign of a clean urban environment. So, this course is for you if you want to learn about butterflies and raise awareness of them. Interact with butterfly and moth enthusiast Shubham Darekar to learn more about this fascinating realm of creatures.

About the speaker:

Mr Shubham Darekar Graduated with a degree in physics from the Royal College of Arts, Science, and Commerce. He was an NCC cadet, and since his first year of college, he has been involved in activities that are related to nature. Sir has worked for one year at Sanctuary Asia and has volunteered with Kids for Tiger Sanctuary Asia and Sanctuary Awards. He is a naturalist's soul who has been recognised in the college as a "Green Warrior" for participating in numerous outdoor activities.

Topics to be discussed:

  • Introduction to butterflies and moths

  • Difference between the two

  • Common features and how to distinguish them

  • Facts and myths

  • Common behaviour and the migration pattern

  • The development stage (the cycle or the evolution of how they evolve from eggs to butterflies)

  • Common species

  • The categorical difference between butterflies and moths and how to identify them

  • State butterflies of India

  • Rare butterflies

  • Why do we need to study them and how does this affect us

  • Benefits of the Workshop on butterflies and moths

  • An explanation of the distinctions between butterflies and moths as well as their ecological significance

  • Assistance and recommendations on how to see and record moths

  • Programmes that are practical to improve identification abilities

  • Identify a variety of local species of moths and butterflies with confidence

  • Describe the ecology of these insects

  • Recognize how to observe and keep track of these Insects


Day 2: 5th October (Wednesday)

Workshop on Behaviour of Birds: This course is created to teach you how to think like a bird. It is intended to transform your experience of birding by arming you with the knowledge you need to comprehend why your favourite birds behave the way they do, no matter where you are in the globe. With the help of breath-taking recordings, become familiar with the whole range of bird behaviour. Utilize Mystery Behavior Challenges to get proficiency in deciphering the behaviour of birds.

About the speaker:

An avid birder, Ms Muskaan Fakir is our instructor who beautifully combines a passion for teaching others with extensive knowledge of birds. She is a Zoology BSc graduate. She began volunteering for the weekly English podcast of the Naturalist Foundation after receiving her degree.  She also works at Royal College in Mumbai as a resource person, where part of her job is to introduce students to nature trails. She has always been an artist at heart and is passionate about nature journaling and animal artwork.

Topics to be discussed:

  • Maintenance Behaviour

  • Foraging Behaviour

  • Breeding Behaviour

  • Vocal Behaviour


Benefits and takeaways of the workshop:

  • With the theory and practice from this workshop, you’ll be able to understand novel bird behaviours with confidence when you observe them, making your birding experience even more engaging

  • Develop a bird-centred viewpoint throughout the course to advance your birdwatching

  • You’ll get to know the topic in depth

  • This seminar will give you an entirely new and interesting perspective on the knowledge of your surrounding environment

  • Get the E-Certificate of the event


Details of the workshop:

  • Date: 4th October & 5th of October 2022

  • Time: 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm (IST)

  • Mode Online

  • Platform:  Zoom

  • Speaker for Day-1: Mr Shubham Darekar

  • Speaker for Day-2: Ms Muskan Fakir

  • Registration fee: INR 550/-

  • Early birds discount: INR 500/- (till 2nd October)

  • Group discount (min. 3): INR 450/- (till 2nd October)

  • For further queries contact: group5natureseye@gmail.com / +91 94114 89451 / +91 89283 36004