Tiruchirapalli

Butterfly park abuzz

The Butterfly Conservatory an Park at Srirangam is now full of butterflies, thanks to the salubrious weather.— PHOTO: M. SRINATH

The Butterfly Conservatory an Park at Srirangam is now full of butterflies, thanks to the salubrious weather.— PHOTO: M. SRINATH  

more-in

A large number of butterflies had been swarming around the Butterfly Conservatory near Srirangam, attracting children and nature lovers.

The butterflies shift to safer places and hide themselves during the sharp showers, but come out during the lull, says N. Satheesh, Divisional Forest Officer, said that the species mainly included ‘Blue tiger’, ‘yellow tip’, “plain tiger”, “common crow”, and “grass yellow”. He said the arrivals of butterflies at the conservatory would register a steady growth once there was a let up in showers. The planting of a large number of butter-fly friendly plants all around the conservatory had been a favourable factor for attracting the butterflies. The plants included Plumbago, Desert Petunia, Desert Rose, Dwarf White, Ixora Pink, Zinnia Zinnia, Ylang Ylang, and Pinwheel flower.

Why you should pay for quality journalism - Click to know more

Related Topics Tiruchirapalli
Recommended for you
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | Jan 28, 2020 3:52:07 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Tiruchirapalli/butterfly-park-abuzz/article7907153.ece

Next Story