The story of a butterfly is pretty much a rags-to-riches kind of story. It starts out as an ugly caterpillar and goes on to become this winged beauty and more importantly, a crucial indicator of a healthy environment and ecosystem. Who knew these flying beauties would help us figure out climate changes, determining pollution levels etc. Did you ever stop to observe a butterfly? They are excellent pollinators just like birds and the bees. Imagine a world without these little winged miracles of nature—fewer pollination, fewer plants. #ToughLife
Not many people are aware of butterfly watching or butterflying. And we wanted to change that. India has some great butterfly hotspots that we should talk about more but for now, our search for an offbeat butterfly hotspot brought us to Tamenglong district in Manipur.
(Images by Mordecai Panmei, Tamenglong, Manipur)