Normally we go to ICRISAT during February. But we were denied permission this time because a leopard is wandering about in their premises, so as an ample precaution, visitors are not being allowed inside.We therefore decided to visit Pocharam as we have not paid a visit to this place for a long time.
We shall gather at Punjagutta cross road, Mangatrai Pearls showroom, at 6:00 a.m. Sunday, 24.2.19, and proceed from there in a convoy. The route is Balgampet, Dindigul, Narsapur, go past Medak townand we meet at the Forest Guest House on the left.We shall first do birding in and around the Forest premises as also the Pocharam WLS and then proceed to the lake side.The total distance is about 120 kms, one way. We suggest, as a second meeting pont, we all meet at Dindigul, opp Air Force Academy for a tea stop and proceed further from there. This stop should be around 7:30 am. app.
Please carry enough water and snacks. Non-members are requested to donate Rs. 100/- per person to DB kitty.We shall be carrying our new T-Shirts and Caps and we suggest you buy your quota before we exhaust the stocks.T-Shirts at Rs. 450/- ea and Caps at Rs. 250/-. Please tender exact change.
As usual, Surekha (9949038532) will coordinate. Please let her know if you need a lift. Vehicle owners are also requested to contact her in case you have some place for extra passengers.
Hope to see you in large numbers – SUNDAY, 24. 2. 2019.