A calendar dedicated to Sikkim’s butterflies

fotoCaption: Red lacewing butterfly (Pic: Nosang M Limboo)

Gangtok, 5 Dec:

When Chief Minister Pawan Chamling launched Sikkim Ornithological Society Calendar 2018 on 03 December, it was the culmination of a labour of love of Nosang M Limboo and his team of photographers who worked through some trying conditions to photograph these beautiful creatures - Butterlies.

“I was stuck in wet sand till my hips on the banks of the Rongyoung Chu in excitement over clicking the rare Black Prince Butterfly,” shares Nosang, also known as the Butterly Man of Sikkim.

The entire process of making the Calendar took between 6 to 8 months including designing and printing.

“This calendar is dedicated to the younger generation of Sikkim,” says Nosang, who is also the SOS president.

He holds up the calendar as evidence of the marked increase in awareness levels in the minds of people in Sikkim in the span of the past five years.

The calendar contains excellent photographs of colourful Butterflies found in Sikkim and features works of six photographers.

Stressing that the richness of butterflies in the State inspired the team, he adds that their pursuit of generating wider awareness about Sikkim’s rich bird and butterfly wealth continues.

"We have distributed 500 birds and butterflies charts earlier this year to schools all over Sikkim," he informs.