Pattampoochi - Butterfly Magazine Pattampoochi - Wings 1 Veins 3 2017 - Page 3

Dear Butterfly Lovers, வணக்கம் [Greetings]. The Editorial team places on record our sincere thanks to all those who have gone through our first two editions of the News Letter and providing good response and valuable feedback. Here is the third issue! And we would like to stress again the purpose of bringing out these (that is to put on record the happenings and observations, on butterflies, in the state of Tamil Nadu for the long term benefits on our un- derstanding of the winged beauties). The period went by (April to June 2017) was a mixed bag with respect to butterfly activities. The traditional downward migration of Milkweed butterflies have again failed with just stray reporting from down south of TN. Rains have however bounced back and made an improved show, starting from southern districts from April end to May and that saw one of the dramatic migration of local and long distance nature of mainly Common Emi- grants from Kanyakumari district to North TN, all the places recording the migration movement until 2nd week of June. A detailed report on this will be in the next issue. We have also witnessed South West monsoon batter- ing the Western Ghats. We are sure this is going to be cheerful year after a failure last year! In the current issue, the cover is decorated by the doodle art work of Ms. S. Sahithya. An update on the re- validation exercise undertaken for the state is provided and the species count stands at 306. Stamps have al- ways fascinated the children and the adults alike and stamp collection is one of the oldest hobby around. We have tried to put in a section where stamps issued from India Post (from Post Independence) are listed. Amirtha Balan, an young naturalist hailing from Kanyakumari district has narrated his experience with butter- flies from the part that he is in. Two sections on butterfly trips to Valparai and ever the favourite Siruvani hills are narrated by members who participated followed by a trip report to Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve by Sub- hiksha, another young naturalist from Chennai. The issue ends with the regular photo gallery section picked up from Facebook postings during the quarter by members. We believe that the News Letter belongs to every one of us and expect good contribution from all our mem- bers . Hope to see some good contribution in the coming Quarters from some of you. And, please do send us your feedback on this newsletter issue, by writing to tamilnadubutterflies@gmail.com Editorial Team Tamil Nadu Butterfly Society Pattampoochi– A quarterly magazine of Tamil Nadu Butterfly Society Wings 1 Veins 3 Jul– Sep 2017. Issued on 01.07.2017 Issued from Coimbatore, TN For Private Circulation Only. Copy right is with TNBS. Please write to us for getting permission to use any of the contents Editor: A Pavendhan Editorial Team: Bala Krishnan, Gopal Krish- nan, Nishanth CV, Theivaprakasham H , Vishwa Nathan