Dec 182015
Valley of Flowers

The Valley of Flowers is a hidden jewel in its true habitat, an world heritage site and a part of The famous Nanda Devi Biosphere. This national park is spread over 88sq kms & more of Garhwal Himalayan region, Uttarakhand. Many endemic varieties of alpine flowers, plants, trees can be seen here & beautiful alpine

Aug 302015

Visiting DEVABHUMI was on my top priority of to do for a longtime. When my friend Hari Somashekar of WWF came up with the tour to Valley of Flowers, said YES on the first thought itself. It was an awesome 11 member team from different fields & with same mindset of Been there Did that.

Dec 272014
Pulicat Lake Bird Sanctuary

Pulicat is a small seashore township. Situated on the barricade island of Sriharikota which divides the Pulicat Lake from the Bay of Bengal, it is located at a distance of 18km from Sullurupeta, It is the second leading brackish lagoon in India–covering a total area of 720 sq km of which 84% comes in Andhra

Mar 212014
Woodpecker facts

Hear about ‘Woodpecker’, we always think of a tough beak. The woodpecker can move its beak up to 16 times per second as it strikes a tree(depends on species), creating an immense force of 1,000 G’s – 250 more times than astronauts are subjected to. Once it’s broken through the tree bark, it uses its

Mar 062014

Leaf-nosed Bat (Hipposideros sp) species is endemic to South Asia where it is widely distributed. It has been recorded from sea level to an elevation of around 1,000 m asl. Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to

Mar 012014
Magadi Bird Sanctuary – Bar-Headed Goose

A quick plan along with Santosh, Yoganand , Avinash & me to visit Magadi lake, Lakshmeshwar, Gadag on 1st march 2014 to see Bar-headed goose which has come all the way from Mongolia & Tibet. Magadi Lake is in a small village Magadi of Shirahatti taluk, Gadag District, Karnataka. It is located 11Kms from Lakshmeshwar

Nov 112013

It was a last minute decision by me to join the group exploring Birding around Southern Coastal Karnataka. Our group Santosh Bengaluru, Amith Kumar , Savitha Ravi, Parimala Ranganath & Shankar Sg. We left Bangalore at 10:30pm & reached Udupi by 6:00am, had a quick fresh & headed to Hoode-Bengare. Places covered on Day-1 :

Nov 032013
Birdwatching around Guwahati – Dipor bil

Dipor Bil or Deepor Beel is located in the south-west of Guwahati city. It is a permanent freshwater lake in the former south channel of Brahmaputra River. It is called as a wetland under the Ramsar Convention which has listed the lake for undertaking conservation measures on the basis of its biological and environmental importance

Nov 022013
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

I always had a desire to photograph One Horned Rhino & Water Buffalo. It got materialised as we planned to visit Pakke Tiger Reserve in Arunachal Pradesh for Pakke Bird Count. Nearest airport was Guwahati , so planned exclusive for photographing Adjutant Storks at Dipor Bil & Rhino at Pobitora WLS as we could not

Oct 222013
Stinky squid fungi

Pseudocolus fusiformis is a fungi belonging to Phallaceae family & the common name is Stinky squid, this fungi or mushroom gets its common name as stinky because it generates foul rotten smell. Pseudocolus fusiformis The Fruit body at first is a brownish to greyish egg-like stage which will be inside the soil, resembling a puffball with white rhizomorphs.