Engineering a butterfly garden
A group of students under the leadership of Ms Arundhathi Sasikumar (AP, Physical Education Dept) have created a butterfly garden in the College campus. They welcome everybody in the College to see and enjoy the beauty of butterflies at close quarters, something not possible anywhere near Vidya campus. More than 26 different types of butterflies have been spotted in this garden.
There were green hills and the onset of spring upon it once. There used to be plants in full bloom with diverse flowers and enchanting butterflies all over. This past glory now has become memories of a bygone era. We need to recollect it if we wish. Seasons and their marvels have stopped visiting us.
In the meanwhile, we nearly lost the blessed bio-diversity of the planet and the butterflies their abode. A recent study points out that most of the butterfly species are on the verge of extinction. This is a reality that most of us recognize and at the same time feel helpless. But what is heartening is some solitary attempts are on way from the near corners. We have started an initiative to reserve a space for butterflies by creating a full-fledged garden with the help of students of various Departments of the College under the guidance of Ms Arundhathi Sasikumar (AP, Physical Education Dept). Their commendable efforts have invited many rare species of butterflies to fly over to this enchanting garden. Southern Birdwing, India’s largest butterfly has been a regular visitor of this garden. As soon as the plants bloomed a wide variety of butterflies started pouring from nowhere to here. More than 26 different types of butterflies like monarch, lime butterfly, common Jezebel, common rose, Malabar banded peacock, red Helen, Joker, blue tiger, glassy tiger, dark blue tiger, stripped tiger, brown king crow, great eggfly, common silver line have been spotted here. A group of students who involve in sports activities dedicated their time to woo this angelic creatures and thus creating awareness to the generation to come.
Now this garden stands as a symbol of survival and regeneration and as a model of perseverance and promise for the society.