44th Tree Appreciation Walk in Silonda Trail, SGNP on 24th Nov,13 at 7.30 : 2 posts by 2 authors.
As the winter’s wild, gentle & cool breeze has picked up……… & the trees creak , swaying in the wind…………The Earth has slowly started gathering all into herself……….wild herbs, climbers, flowers going back into her…….with the promise to be born again very soon. Its leafy abundance may be receding but, defying all the quietness & stillness……..the beautiful pink flowers of Hill Thistle (Tricholepis amplexicaulis), Abai (Canavalia gladiata), Forest Barleria (Barleria prattensis), Hill Blepharis ( Blepharis asperrima), Hill Catmint (Anisomeles heyneana) and very elusive flowers of Bauhinia faveolata tree and many more …….. are exploding with energy, as if wanting to be watched in wonders in Silonda Trail……..
“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.” H. D. Thoreau
We invite you all to join us for a Tree Appreciation Walk in Silonda Trail, SGNP, on 24th Nov,13
The 44ththwalk is on Sunday 24th, 2013
Venue: Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali
Duration of walk: 2 hours
Meeting Point: SGNP’s gate near the ticket window.
Please buy your ticket which is Rs.33.40/- per head. Car ticket is approximately Rs 100.
Also note we have to pay Rs 75/- to forest department for entering the trail and Rs 10 for the forest guide. Please pay the said money to your group leader and kindly bring exact change so we do not waste time]
2. Its not possible for us to arrange for the vehicle from gate to Silonda, please make your own arrangements to reach there which is just 1 km from the main gate. Please do car pooling…do little net working.
Very Important : Please Don’t be late, specially those who are coming for the 1st time for the trail in the park & not familiar with the area….there will be other groups also for their walks and it will be very difficult to locate us once we leave for Silonda. Also the que for tickets will be very long so do come early.
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, drinking water.
f) Have proper rain wear & good rainy shoes.
g] Stay with the group.
h] Each one responsible for their own safety .
I] Take nothing from nature.
Leave nothing behind except your footprints.
Take lots of pictures and memories.
Park gate opens at 7.30 am.
List of the trees which we are planning to show will be send later.
Hope to see you all,
attached is the list of plants to be shown at the trail.
Kindly register for the trail as we have to inform the forest officer as to how many people are coming.
Plants of Silonda Trail SGNP 44th TAW
Key to use: H=Herb, C=Climber, S=Shrub, T=Tree