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.

Bats in Agricultural Areas

August 15, 2021

Philosopher Thomas Nagel wrote in a paper he published in 1974, ‘What is it like to be a bat?’, that it is impossible to fully know a creature like a […]

The Many Moods of River Kabini

May 15, 2021

Perhaps the most revered river in peninsular India is the Cauvery, known as ‘the Ganges of the south’. River Cauvery originates in the lush green forests of Kodagu (Coorg), Karnataka, […]

Moths by the Ripples

March 01, 2021

A ‘plop’ on my head and I looked up as a seed from the Ziziphus glabrata tree dropped on me. There it was, a greyish blackish furry animal perched right […]

Centipedes: living fossils

January 01, 2021

Centipedes have been crawling on earth for more than 420 million years. To give some perspective, the genus Homo to which we belong has been on earth for only around […]

Snails on Cliffs

September 15, 2020

Waterfall is a word we often associate with greenery, a respite from the summer heat, vacations, and lots of photographs. How many times do we think of the word ‘snail’ […]

Butterflies in the Grasslands and Forests of the Western Ghats

June 15, 2020

I have been observing butterflies as long as I can remember. Little did I know that I would go on to do my Ph.D. using butterflies as my model system. […]

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