Having attended a birding camp in January, followed by reading books of Indian conservationists such as Salim Ali and Prerna Singh Bindra, and having identified 66 birds as of today from the roof of my residence, my love for nature has only grown manifolds this year (2020). In the last few months I have become a lot more accepting to all forms of life who although have been disturbed by human population, still have managed to pave the route of their existence around humans. Ranging from the sparrows, sunbirds and bulbuls that are constantly around the ventilators, to the scaly breasted munia couple that have built their nest in our kitchen exhaust fan and laid their eggs that have hatched now, I literally allow all these life forms to just be the way they want and adjust myself according to them. The newest amongst this gang of creatures around me are the caterpillars, who have been munching on the sada-bahar plants (Catharanthus roseus) in our garden and flower pots. Since I had never seen a caterpillar grow into a butterfly, I decided to study one of these caterpillars through my lens every day. Below are the pictures of Mr. /Ms. Catty. See and enjoy for yourself.
By tomorrow morning Catty might be flying and would never return here. It was beautiful seeing this guy grow from nibbling plant leaves to feeding on the nectar of flowers. Long struggle but a sweet end. Good luck Catty. I will miss you.