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.

Gull Power

September 01, 2017

Field-work is never without an element of comic relief. In my case, a very great deal of it comes from an unlikely bunch of creatures: seagulls. Over the course of […]

Larks of Karnataka

July 15, 2017

Alaudidae. A name that is derived from the Celtic word Alauda (according to the Roman naturalist and philosopher Pliny the Elder). Alauda translates to “great sound” in that language. An […]

Common Ants of Karnataka: Part 2

June 01, 2017

Read the first of this two-part series on the common ants of Karnataka, here:  ­­­Common Ants of Karnataka: Part 1 The Harvesters On a hot afternoon, when all appears silent […]

Common Ants of Karnataka: Part 1

April 15, 2017

Life is prolific, and time has caused life to evolve into a multitude of forms. Many groups have evolved and emerged victorious in this race of evolution, employing strategies which […]

Creatures of the Night

February 15, 2017

There is a group of mammals, familiar yet unfamiliar. On a drive, late in the evening or early in the morning, you might see a cat-sized animal scurry across the […]

Trap-door Spiders : the ancient constructors

January 15, 2017

One of the main advantages of studying invertebrates is their sheer numbers and diversity. They inhabit almost all types of habitats and are abundant all over the planet. One of […]

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