Here is a unique opportunity to hear stories from the dirt tracks of the jungles: to smell the earth through people who have made forests a part of their lives. ‘From the Field’ showcases people like ecological historians, wildlife researchers, or forest department staff, and the challenges they face in their daily lives and professions. Learn from their insights on a broad spectrum of topics, gained through extensive studies and hands-on experiences.

Torrent Toads of the Western Ghats

January 01, 2016

It was a hot winter day in the forests of Kudremukh National Park and as I write this, I reminisce that day, exactly five years ago on the 30th of […]

When you are in Agumbe..

December 01, 2015

Winding roads after Shimoga, towards Theerthahalli, signal to you that a forest is closing in. The roads get curvier and the greenery increases fivefold as you get closer to the […]

What’s that racket? Of drongos and acoustic landscapes

November 01, 2015

It was around 0900 am on a beautiful morning in February 2006. Winter lingered around in the slight nip in the air, but spring announced its arrival with the first […]

A Classic Story of Hornbill Conservation

October 01, 2015

The woods of Dandeli are home to four different types of hornbills: Common Grey Hornbill (Tockus birostris), Malabar Grey Hornbill (Tockus griseus), Malabar Pied Hornbill (Anthracoceros coronatus) and Great Indian […]

Where have all the Sparrows gone?

September 01, 2015

Recently, as I was heading back to Indian Institute of Science, I happened to pass through Sanjay Nagar; specifically, through Geddalahalli bus stop. I heard a characteristic call amidst the […]

Flying Around Town

May 15, 2015

I was writing my class 12th Chemistry board exam when a student in the classroom complained about the persistent sound of labourers outside, hammering away. I smiled and looked out […]

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