66th Tree Appreciation Walk at Kanheri Caves, SGNP



The beautiful ephemerals, the vulnerable herbs, delicate climbers & vines, the tall trees.....bids adieu to monsoon after a hectic schedule of flowering, fruiting, dispersing.......making food for themselves and for the other inmates of the forest…..the grasses have stopped growing too……there is this magnificent silence & stillness everywhere………

Its time for us to sit quietly……..listen to the whole great symphony of the life there, the echo of the trees…… and before green  turns into the Golden yellow everywhere …..we take you through, near Kanheri Caves, a very secluded winding path, crowded both the side with the tall trees of Amti, Kante Savar, Alu, Dhaman, Hasoli,….. opening on a small hillock where on Thor (Euphorbia nerifolia), one can see the networking of Social Spiders everywhere…. and finally the dazzling display of clear  blue sky and green canopy of the trees…

Please join us for Tree Appreciation Walk at Kanheri Caves on 11th Oct,2015 at 7.30 am.

The 66th Tree Appreciation walk is on Sunday 11th October, 2015                

 Venue: Kanheri Cave Trail, Next to Kanheri Caves,  Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali

Time:  7.30

Duration of walk:  2 hours

Meeting Point: Please buy your ticket and come to the(NIC) Nature Information Center’s  gate… wait just OUT SIDE the NIC’s gate, as we do not require permission to take Tree Walk at Kanheri Caves and just to gather we will meet at NIC’s gate. 

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 Kanheri Cave trail. 

Most Important: kanheri Cave trail is not in restricted area Vehicles will be parked at kanheri  Caves which is the last point where main road ends. Our Path is just a furlong away from the parking.

Please pay your entrance charges at the gate which is Rs.42/-…..we will be keeping a guard with us so Rs.15/- you have to pay to your group leader. 

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. 

b)    Please carry lot of water, cap is must, good walking shoes essential as the terrain is uneven & rocky at some places and walking stick for the people who find a short climb difficult. 

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

d)    carry Odomos or any mosquito repellent 

 Park gate opens at 7.30 am. 

List of the trees which we are planning to show is attached herewith. 

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 Kanheri Cave Trail are forwarded here. 

Cheers, 

TAW Team


List of the Plants of Kanheri Caves Trail for 66th Tree Appreciation Walk on 11th Oct,2015

No

Common name

Botanical name

Family

type

1

Kirata

Cucumis trigonus

Cucurbitaceae

C

2

Kaori

Graevia serrulata

Tiliaceae

T

3

Cindrella

Synedrella nodiflora

Asteraceae

H

4

Pan Lavang

Ludwigia  octovalvis

Onagraceae

H

5

Gavel

Argyreia sericea

Convolvulaceae

C

6

Samudrashok

Argyreia nervosa

Convolvulceae

C

7

Bala

Sida acuta

Malvaceae

H

8

Atibala

Sida rhombifolia

Malvaceae

H

9

Mahabala

Sida cordifolia

Malvaceae

H

10

Amati

Bauhinia malabarica

Caesalpiniaceae

T

11

Dahibhat

Thunbergia fragrance

Acanthaceae

C

12

Sarpandi

Lagerstroemia parviflora

Lythraceae

T

13

Dhaman

Grewia tiliifolia

Tiliaceae

T

14

Alu

Vangueria spinosa

Rubiaceae

T

15

Karvanda

Carissa carandas

Apocynaceae

S

16

Purple Head

Phyllocephalum scabridum

Asteraceae

H

17

Kante Savar/Semul

Bombax ceiba

Bombacaceae

T

18

Silver Spiked Cockscomb

Celosia argentea

Amaranthaceae

H

19

Sensitiv Smithia

Smithia sensitiva

Fabaceae

H

20

Bondara

Lagerstroemia microcarpa

Lythraceae

T

21

Hasoli

Grewia microcos

Tiliaceae

T

22

Thor

Euphorbia nerifolia

Euphorbiaceae

T

23

Ghost Tree

Sterculia urens

Sterculiaceae

T

24

Gharbi

Entada rheedei

Mimosaceae

C



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