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.

Storks of Karnataka

August 01, 2021

Standing tall on their long legs, with an upright posture, storks bear a faint resemblance to us humans. Across millennia, these large and iconic birds have lived alongside us, around […]

Pigeons of Karnataka

May 01, 2021

Karnataka is home to seven species of pigeons, ranging from the widespread to the Western Ghats endemics.   Grey-fronted Green Pigeons: The pitter-patter of raindrops ceased, and through the moisture […]

Prinias of Karnataka

March 01, 2021

We moved to our house in Bangalore in 1992. This was before the city began growing vertically with multi-storeyed apartments, but was still growing horizontally by converting peri-urban marshes, lakes […]

All Skinks Are Brown!

January 15, 2021

Deccan Traps — shaped by one of the largest ancient volcanic eruptions on the planet, and the mighty Western Ghats — form the majority of the topography of the state […]

Owls of Karnataka – Predators of our night skies – Part II

November 01, 2020

“…a cat with wings. It is a creature superbly adapted for hunting small rodents, watching silently till the time for the fast approach and moment of truth. Yet, like the […]

Owls of Karnataka – Predators of our night skies – Part I

October 01, 2020

Owls evoke more contrasting reactions from us than any other kind of birds – beautiful, graceful, sinister, benign, wise, dumb, cute, scary, wealth, death. These reactions, especially the negative ones, […]

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