Karnataka is the emerging hub of nature research and education. It also dons the mantle of ‘Elephant State’ and ‘Tiger State’ of India. In addition to these mega fauna, our forests have a lot to offer. ‘Focus’ does just that, with detailed articles focusing on a specific species. Flora or fauna, big or small, we’ve got it covered.

A Forest on Stilts

October 01, 2018

There are some trees in the Western Ghats of India which almost always have water around their ankles. The water comes from streams and rivers which flow into low-lying areas […]

Nest-building Cuckoos of Karnataka

August 15, 2018

Cuckoos are renowned for their brood parasitism – the behaviour of laying their eggs in other bird species’ nests. Our popular culture is replete with tales about how the musical […]

Emperor and Silk Moths of Karnataka

July 01, 2018

My interest in nature and its study goes back to the days when I was child. I spent my summer holidays gallivanting around the hill slopes of Dalhousie in Himachal […]

Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises of Karnataka

June 01, 2018

World Turtle Day is celebrated on May 23, but people who love turtles carry on this celebration for a whole week! An internet search for turtle images mostly throws up […]

Bulbuls of Karnataka

April 15, 2018

Bulbuls are slim, long-tailed passerines. All of them perch in an angular posture and are usually good singers. They can be quite gregarious when in large groups, especially when feeding. […]

Playful Predators of the River

March 01, 2018

In May 2017, I got a call from a friend in Bangalore who worked in The Hindu: “Do you know that a camera trap placed by Vaderahalli Lake captured the […]

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