Learning Session I: Protecting Nature - Introduction to the World of Butterflies by Sharan
TSP Asia Online Academy is also introducing Learning Sessions. This is first in the series.
This Learning Session is meant for School teachers and young adults primarily but also for those interested in the world of minutiae like Butterflies. Other than the beauty and colour butterflies bring to nature they are also important indicators of our ecological health.
Hailing from Rajapalayam, a beautiful place at the foothills of the western Ghats, he did his schooling there and graduated as a computer science engineer from Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai and is currently an IT professional working in Chennai. As a nature enthusiast right from 2004 when he started watching birds and was into bird watching for almost 10 plus years until 2015 and shifted to butterflies and odonates.
He has photographed nearly 285+ butterflies out of 335+ odd butterflies that’s said to be found in the entire stretch of Western Ghats from South Gujarat to Kanyakumari. He is the Founder of Rhopalocera and Odonata Association of Rajapalayam – ROAR which engages in awareness programs to school and college children and field trips for children and public on butterflies and will soon start working on odonates – dragon flies and damsel flies.
This Learning Session will help those participating to know at the end of the session:
- How to differentiate a moth and a butterfly?
- Glimpses on Butterflies of the world India and Western Ghats
- Early stages of butterflies and their interesting diets
- Common Behaviours of butterflies
- Sexual dimorphism and Mimicry
- How to attract them to your home?
- How to photograph?
- Important books to get for further studies and a few other interesting facts.