The Venus Fly Trap ( Dionaea muscipula ) I had to hunt around for more than three years before I could acquire my first carnivorous plants and some seeds.
Carnivorous Plants are exremely fascinating. They do not stalk and hunt prey like the larger animals, but have remarkable adaptations to attract, capture and digest their prey.
Butterfly Parks of India Butterflies are so beautiful that I find it difficult to refer to them as insects, but they are insects. They are attractive and graceful. Vivid and multi coloured – representing nature’s canvas at its finest. The… Read more ›
Vanishing Vultures Nature’s Scavengers Perhaps you have noticed that at present there are considerably less vultures in our skies than there were a few years back. In the early eighties, there were about 40 million… Read more ›
Kashmir of South India I had heard a lot about Munnar, the beautiful hill station in South India. And although I had visited places very close to Munnar, such as Theni (Tamil Nadu) – only about an hour’s drive from… Read more ›
Indian Express February 11, 2010 Today, I was pleasantly surprised to read a news article about a Public Interest Litigation involving a snake….a king cobra…… to be precise. The report said a 16 feet king cobra was rescued from a… Read more ›
After the monsoons, Flamingoes – the lesser and the greater ones – and a lot of other migratory birds come to the coastal mudflats of India from the North.They feed on the mudflats during the next five or six months… Read more ›
Once upon a time, Bombay (Mumbai) had vast areas of mangrove forests. Over the years, most of these were cut down. And the Maharashtra Government and its impotent officials remained mute spectators. Bombay High Court to the rescue In India,… Read more ›
Sariska Tiger Reserve in Alwar, Rajasthan has been in the news for the past four years – unfortunately for the wrong reasons. Sariska Tiger Reserve The Sariska Tiger Reserve (866 sq. kms.) was originally a hunting preserve of the Kings… Read more ›
the largest mass nesting site of Olive Ridley turtle in the world Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary is the only marine sanctuary in Orissa (Eastern India). This Sanctuary is extremely important because it is the largest mass nesting site of the Olive… Read more ›
……….Save the Leopard Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary The Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Thane district. It is 90 kms, or one and a half hours drive, from Mumbai. It covers an area of 355 sq. kms. – more… Read more ›
……….. on the brink of extinction The Great Indian Bustard (Ardeotis nigriceps) is a highly endangered, ground dwelling bird. In fact, it is the most endangered member of the bustard family in the world; and has disappeared… Read more ›