Vegetation of Kuldiha- Its characteristics to qualify the habitat for bird watching site in West Bengal, India
Pampi Ghosh, Debabrata Das
Vegetation is a green cover over the globe consisting of photosynthetic organisms i.e. from algae to angiosperms and gymnosperms. Vegetation is unique because it protects us even we get food from the photosynthetic organisms in our area. Small to smaller and large to larger organisms exhibit their importance as they are producers and we depend upon them as we are the consumers. Different levels of consumers depend upon different consumers even on producers for energy transfer from one trophic level to another trophic level. So, vegetation is important for all living creatures. Microorganisms grow on soil, on plants and inside the plants and run the process smoothly that are called biogeochemical process. Surface runoff of minerals and nutrition, even logical conversion of important forces are due to energy trapped from solar energy and thereafter conversion from one level to another level. So, always vegetation is important for our mother earth. Animals are consumers and depend upon producers and consumers. Like all animals, birds are important in the ecosystem and help us in many ways. So, bird study is important. Birds are unique creatures of god for their potential importance in ecologically diverse habitats as they directly and indirectly act and play a crucial role for productivity of ecosystem; they play a vital role to balance the ecosystem also. Watching and study of birds is called ornithology. Nature trails and jungle trails are within this because during study and research, field observation and record of birds and their behaviour study is important. During study of vegetation and its characteristics study, interactions study with local people is essential. It is also important because in the same habitats birds take help from plants in many ways with the indirect help of local people. In this communication authors are trying to discuss on vegetation of Kuldiha which is famous for bird watching because it is community based area that are well managed which can help outsiders to study birds. Side by side thick vegetation cover and its true ecological nature will be a prime object of this paper. Hope that researchers will continue the work with the paper that has unique characteristic vegetation in Kukldiha of Salboni block of Paschim Medinipur district in West Bengal.
Pampi Ghosh, Debabrata Das. Vegetation of Kuldiha- Its characteristics to qualify the habitat for bird watching site in West Bengal, India. International Journal of Botany Studies, Volume 7, Issue 10, 2022, Pages 8-13