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.

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. […]

Karnataka’s Rivers: Lifelines of South India

April 15, 2020

Have you ever wondered what the age of our rivers is? For instance, did you know that the rivers that flow in Karnataka are older than the mighty Himalayas? Karnataka […]

A Tiger on a Tree

January 15, 2020

Most people who have seen a tiger in the wild have a story to share. My story is definitely unusual, for, I didn’t go looking for one. I was studying […]

An Improbable Hunt

November 15, 2019

I remember that fresh April morning of 2009. The winter was all but gone and the first rays of sunlight had clothed the forest in a shade of amber yellow. […]

In Search of the Bamboo Frog

September 01, 2019

It was 2014, and the monsoon was in full swing in Coorg. The rain had paused momentarily and we’d quickly hiked up to a spot near Honey Valley Estate, where […]

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