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.

Drongos of Karnataka

May 01, 2019

Have you seen a conventionally unattractive little black bird, feistily defending its territory, and bravely chasing large eagles many times its own size? You’ve just seen a drongo! I never […]

Woodpeckers of Karnataka

February 15, 2019

At first, I heard two quick taps and then there was continuous drumming. The noise came from a tree barely a few feet away from me but I couldn’t spot […]

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 […]

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