Thursday, September 18, 2008

FAQ ButterflyIndia Meet 2008: U

[This document is being updated frequently.]

What is this Meeting / Meet / Workshop / Seminar / Conference is officially called ?

"ButterflyIndia Meet- 2 2008: U" Uttarakhand (September 29, 2008)

How do I Register for the meet ?

Send email to Amol ( and cc to Vijay ( For this meet advance payment of INR 2ooo is to be paid to "Tekdi Eco Services Private Limited", Account number: 033805003140 of ICICI, Kothrud Branch, Pune. The deadline for the payment is 15th September 2008. Please inform to above email after you have paid.

Should I bring Sleeping bag there?

Yes, it is a must. Bring sleeping bag and mattress with you. Basic bedding is required.

Is it expected to Rain there? Should I bring Raincoat / Umbrella?

As the season is in its end monsoon phase so there may be rain may not be. So at least an umbrella and few plastic cover for camera, binox you should bring.

What kind of accommodation will be available?

The stay is made in the hotel Himalayan Paradise at Chakrata.

What is the program schedule like ? Is the talk "blah blah" going to be there? How much time is allocated for outdoor sessions ?

the focus of this meet is to explore the butterfly diversity of the area. So there will be nature trails during major part of the day. There will be discussions at the rooms for identification and related topics. Participants are welcome to share their knowledge through talks.

What kind of food will be available?

Simple Vegetarian food will be there.

How do I reach there?

Details are posted on Yahoo group as well as this blog.

What are the things I should carry along with me ?

  1. Sleeping bag & Mattress
  2. Light warm clothes
  3. Umbrella/ Rain-coat
  4. Personal medicines
  5. Mosquito repellant cream
  6. Torch, Candle & Matchbox
  7. Rope & Polythene sheath for rain protection in the field
  8. Cap
  9. Water bottle
  10. Extra battery pack for camera, torch etc.
  11. Note book & Pencil
  12. Field guide of butterflies

I still have questions

Write to Amol Patwardhan – or call 9820962452
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