Tree Appreciation Walk in Cannery Caves, SGNP, Borivali, Mumbai- 32nd;
 
 
 

32nd Tree Appreciation Walk in Cannery Caves, SGNP, Borivali, Mumbai on 28th October,12:  It’s time to sit quietly and listen to the falling leaves……..Grasses have stopped growing……… Greens of yesterday slowly blend in to Gold………Moi, Mahua, Behada, Kala Kuda, Semal, Bengal Kino, Haldu, Murud sengh, are very gently letting go off their leaves………announcing the arrival of Sharad ritu ( autumn ). But the forest floor has different plan all togather…….it chooses the pink& purple color for itself…….flowers of Forest Barleria (Barleria prattensis), Purple Heads (Phyllocephalum scabridum) are blooming……the surprise, is the sporadic flowering of a Karvi. Once again we have found a very secluded winding path which ends on a small hillock, overlooking the Cannery Caves on one side and a valley full of tall trees on the other side. We invite you all to take a Tree Appreciation Walk with us in SGNP, Borivali and discover some very interesting flora of Western Ghats on 28th October, 12.

The 32nd walk is on Sunday 28th October, 2012                 

Venue: Cannery Cave Trail, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali

Time: 7.30

Duration of walk: 2 hours

Meeting Point: SGNP’s gate near the ticket window.

Very Important : Please Don’t be late……..the entrance to this trail is well camouflaged in bushes& shrubs, it will be very difficult to locate us once we leave for the Cannery Cave trail.

Most Important: Cannery Cave trail is not in restricted area and but still we have to take permission to conduct the walk there. Vehicles will be parked at Cannery Caves which is the last point where main road ends. Our Path is just a furlong away from the parking.

We are trying to arrange for a vehicle to take people to Cannery Caves from the gate……its necessary for us to know the number of people to be taken by jeep, so please register you name with we if you want go by jeep.

Please pay your entrance charges at the gate……..also one has to give Rs.70/- to us which have to be paid to Forest department at NIC……..Rs.50/- to NIC and Rs.20/- for the guard.

And as you all are aware that in forest we have to follow certain Do’s & Don’ts……..Here are some….

a) Please wear dull cloths only……preferably dark green, brown, black.

b) No plastics bags or wrappers…..carry food or snacks in boxes which you carry back home.

c) carry Odomos or any mosquito repellent

f) Wear good Walking shoes….the terrain is rocky at some places & uneven

Park gate opens at 7.30 am.

List of the trees which we are planning to show will be forwarded very soon.

Please carry food if some of you would like to stay back and explore the area around.

Few pictures taken some days back on the Cannery Cave Trail can be seen on the mentioned link….

https://plus.google.com/photos/102100535433279033845/albums/5801944989469791665?authkey=CNixncqG1O64vAE


 

32nd Tree Appreciation Walk in Kanheri Caves, SGNP, Mumbai on 28th Oct,12: We have attached the list of the plants of Kanheri Caves which we are planning to show on 28th Oct,12 morning.

 

The List of Plants of Kanheri Caves Trail, Sanjay
Gandhi National Park,

32nd Tree Appreciation Walk – 28th
Oct,12

 

                                                    
Trees & Shrubs
 


























No.




Common Name




Scientific Name




Family





1.




Kamala




Mallotus
philippensis




Euphorbiaceae





2.




Karvat




Ficus exasperata




Moraceae





3.




Sarpandi




Lagerstroemia
parviflora




Lythraceae





4.




Dhaman




Grewia tiliifolia




Tiliaceae





5.




Alu




Meyna laxiflora syn
Vangueria spinosa




Rubiaceae





6.




Murud Sengh




Helicteres isora




Sterculiaceae





7.




Karvanda




Carissa congesta




Apocynaceae





8.




Bans/Bamboo




Bambusa
arundinaceae




Poaceae





9.




Kante Saver




Bombax ceiba




Bombacaceae





10.




Kalamb




Mitragyna
parviflora




Rubiaceae





11.




Karvi




Carvia callosa




Acanthaceae





12.




Hasoli




Grewia nervosa syn
G. microcos




Tiliaceae





13.




Thor




Euphorbia neriifolia




Euphorbiaceae





14.




Ghost Tree




Sterculia urens




Sterculiaceae





15.




Moi




Lannea
coromandelica




Anacardiaceae





16.




Humb




Polyalthia
cerasoides




Annonaceae





17.




Shisam




Dalbergia latifolia




Fabaceae





18.




Petari




Trewia nudiflora




Euphorbiaceae





19.




Bija




Holoptelea
integrifolia




Ulmaceae





20.




Haldu




Adina cordifolia




Rubiaceae





21.




Borsal




Hymenodictyon
excelsum




Rubiaceae





22.




Forest Barleria




Barleria prattensis




Acanthaceae




Climbers







23.




Silky Elephant
Glory




Argyreia nervosa




Convolvulaceae





24.




Kirata




Cucumis trigonus




Cucurbitaceae





25.




Dahibhat




Thunbergia
fragrance




Acanthaceae





26.




Gunj




Abrus precatorius




Papilionaceae




Herbs











27.




Lesser White Mellow




Hibiscus hirtus




Malvaceae





28.




Cendrella




Synedrella
nodiflora




Asteraceae





29.




Common Burbush




Triumfetta
rhombifolia




Tiliaceae





30.




Agada




Achyranthes aspera




Amaranthaceae





31.




Halfbow




Ischaemum
semisagihattum




Poaceae





32.




 Kilvar




Canscora diffusa




Gentianaceae





33.




Chhadhari Chhunch




Corchorus aestuans




Tiliaceae





34.




Hill Blepharia




Blepharis asperrima




Acanthaceae





 

 

 

 

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