It is not always necessary to go to 'out of the way' places to get an opportunity
to commune with nature. Often, we need to look only as far as backyards or office gardens.
I was pleasantly surprised at the number of species my office campus supported.
The Lake at Baghmane Tech Park is being developed and beautified with several
colourful flowers along its banks. They attract a wide variety of butterflies, bees
dragonflies and damsel-flies.
Being situated next to the DRDO campus (which enjoys a dense green cover) is a definate advantage.
We spotted 3 different water snakes. One was kind enough to pose, after it
overcame its initial shyness.
Little Egrets ( distinguished by yellow feet)
White Breasted KingFisher - 1
Large Pied WagTail - Pair
SunBirds - (too far to tell the species)
Blue Rock Pigeon
I was rather disappointed by the number of plastic biscuit wrappers and
cigarette boxes that littered the edges of the lake. It is unfortunate that
educated employees of the surrounding IT companies cannot exhibit civic sense
and dispose of trash in the many bins provided.