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.
Terrariums are beautiful. Terrariums are elegant. And they have played a very important role in our daily lives.
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 ›
Jodhpur – Land of Sand and Sand Dunes For a long time now, I had been planning to ride across the deserts and over the sand dunes in Rajasthan, atop our one humped camels. I narrowed down my search to… 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 ›
Reintroduction in India The Cheetah is the fastest land animal on earth. The word “cheetah” is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘chitraka’, meaning “speckled”. Asiatic Cheetah Once upon a time, the Asiatic Cheetah (a different sub specie from its African… Read more ›
Panna National Reserve was created in 1981 (from the former Gangau Wildlife Sanctuary created in 1975). It was upgraded to a Project Tiger Reserve in 1994 – the 22nd in the country. The Reserve forests and some protected forests in… Read more ›
Whale Sharks “Whale Sharks are the largest fish in the sea, and yet, we know the least about them,” Jeff Swanagan, Executive Director and President, declared shortly after the opening of the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, U.S. Seeing a Whale Shark… Read more ›