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

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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