It was a great way to celebrate Children's Day....
asked me to take several people around the 1km perimeter of Puttenahalli Lake, I was very happy indeed to conduct the nature trail.
We all assembled there at 6am:
The sun also decided to come up and join us:
There were about 50 people altogether, including old friends like Shashi and Shalini.
Obviously, I wasn't able to take too many photographs, but with Poornima and Srini along, we sighted quite a few interesting things, such as this
on top of a dead palm trunk:
which seems to be a regular resident:
It was enjoyable having children on the walk, asking lots of questions and ticking off what they saw on their checklists, or (as with the Spotted Owlet) adding to them:
At the end of the walk, a nice breakfast of IVC (Iddli, Vada, Coffee) was served to all the participants, and Usha talked to some of them:
The children sat down to draw their impressions of the walk:
They produced some lovely artwork!
To see the rest of the photographs..including the food!...
I am planning to take the children of Magic Puddles and Desire Society there this Saturday....