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.

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, […]

Antelopes of Karnataka

July 15, 2020

One of the commonly misidentified groups of animals is the antelope group, often erroneously called deer. So what are antelopes? They are a group of even-toed ungulate species within the […]

Enter the Dragon: Odonates of Karnataka, Part II

May 01, 2020

Many people who see a damselfly think that it is the young one of a dragonfly, but this is not true. The two are related though, as they both belong […]

Enter the Dragon: Odonates of Karnataka, Part I

April 01, 2020

Dragonflies and damselflies, collectively referred to as odonates, need no introduction. They are ubiquitous in their presence in virtually all kinds of habitats. Classified under the order Odonata—so named on […]

Ferns of Bangalore: hidden gems of an urban landscape

January 01, 2020

What’s not to like about ferns? They have the most eye-catchingly beautiful leaves that come in innumerable shapes and forms, with fascinating designs. Most of us have seen these plants […]

Parental Care in the Natural World

November 01, 2019

Parental care is an innate, subconscious impulse amongst most living things in the natural world. The need to take care of one’s progeny is a very strong instinct for many […]

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