Gardening for Wildlife

Gardening for Wildlife


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As the cities are expanding and getting smarter, the natural spaces are shrinking and becoming fewer, we urban denizens could yet create spaces for wildlife to thrive into our small and big gardens. Interestingly metros and cities of India still host a wide range of wildlife that has mastered the art of living with us. Probably with some more help, we could retain the balance between our world and natural world. 

In July 2015 ,the Ladybird Environmental Consulting started its first online course on Gardening for Wildlife. This is the first course in India on wildlife gardening. The aim of course is to provide ideas and tools on establishing gardens for wildlife. The course focused on bees, butterflies and birds. After the success of its first batch, the second batch is now announced. 

Course Topics:
1. Introduction to wildlife friendly gardens
2. Landscaping for wildlife
3. Plantation for wildlife
4. Caring for garden and Wildlife
5. Documenting Wildlife
6. Garden Education

Course Delivery: 100% online
Course Materials: 6 chapters with videos
Activities Offered: Online assignments (6 ), Google Hangouts with Faculty (6), Field Visits (3), Project work (1), Hands on activities (3) and Final exam (1).
Faculty: Ecologists, Landscape Architects, Educationists, Naturalists.
Course Duration: 3 months (September - November 2016)
Course Fee: Rs. 5000/- per head 
Sample Chapter:For sample chapter visit (

Who should enroll? Home gardeners, environmental educators, environmental consultants, wildlife enthusiasts, horticulturists and landscape architects. 
What are the benefits? Learn about specific plants (indigenous/exotic/hybrid/wild) that attracts wildlife. Know about the wildlife that is adapted to city life, Understand the importance of habitats, Get equipped to deal with unwanted wildlife, Develop handcraft skills in recycling household items, Learn techniques of habitat monitoring and be a citizen scientist, Use gardens as medium of creating awareness about local biodiversity. Meet like-minded people and exchange gardening tips. 
Where this learning could be applied? One could create such habitats, in school backyard, college campuses, public parks, institutional and company premises. 
This is the first online course of Ladybird Environmental Consulting (LEC) now being conducted under the umbrella of iNaturewatch Foundation. iNaturewatch Foundation is a charitable trust (reg. E-1074 dt. 13 May 2016) working in the field of urban biodiversity across the country since 2014. It aims at developing environmentally sensitive citizens by engaging them with environment through our various innovative initiatives.
The course co-ordinator, Dr. V.Shubhalaxmi has been a pioneer in India for designing and executing online courses in natural history through BNHS. She has been trained in Distance Education from Boston University.

Details : Call on 9987013144 or email : or register online at (
Last date for registration: 30th August 2016

Bank Details
Bank Account Name : INaturewatch Foundation
Bank Name In Full : Corporation Bank 
Savings Account Number : 116000101001428
IFSC Code : Corp0001160
Bank Address : Corporation Bank, 1160 Kharghar, Om Sai, Shop No 7-11, 23/C, Sector 7, Service Road, Kharghar – West, Navi Mumbai - 410210, Thana District, Maharashtra

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