Bird Walk and Nature Preservation Talk
“FRIENDS OF ADYAR”
ADYAR NATURE AND ENVIRONMENT CENTRE
Saturday 14th April 2018, 5.00 - 6.00 p.m.
Speaker: Dr V. Santharam
Instructor in Environmental Science, Head of Rishi Valley Institute of Bird Studies & Natural History
Venue: Adyar Library Lecture Hall
“Vivid descriptions of birds in J. Krishnamurti's writings, birdbaths on the campus and rare books on ornithology all attest to a long tradition of bird studies at Rishi Valley. Over the years, as the green cover in the valley spread, the number of birds grew; the latest count reveals that there are now about 200 migrant and resident bird species. In July 1991, Rishi Valley was declared a Bird Preserve and, in 1999 an Institute of Bird Studies and Natural History was established at Rishi Valley. The Institute is devoted to protecting birds, to preserving bio-diversity and educating students and the public on environmental issues.”
4.00 to 4.50 p.m.
Bird walk in the TS campus
prior to the talk, accompanied by Dr Santharam.
Interested persons to report at the Adyar Library Gate at 3.50 p.m.
All are Welcome