Make Butterfly Homes & Rescue Snakes
Butterflies are great indicators of a healthy ecosystem. If butterflies dwindle, mankind will be the worst hit. Luckily, our city is still a rich haven for butterflies with an impressive 120 to 150 species. You can have your kids volunteer with Nature Mates over weekends to set up homes for butterflies at the Banabitan Butterfly Garden in Salt Lake’s central park. They will revel in the sight of pretty colourful maze of butterflies happily frolicking about sweet scented nectar plants like lantana, periwinkle, cosmos and hibiscus. The more adventurous souls can accompany the group on their missions to rescue snakes, monitor lizards, turtles, civets, jungle cats, mongoose, and even birds such as vultures, kites, barn owls, sparrows and crows. Read more about them here.