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.

Millipedes: diversifying in silence

October 01, 2022

Millipedes form a uniquely diverse assemblage of arthropods that have crawled their way to almost every part of the world, except the poles. They range across almost all terrestrial habitats […]

Peninsular Rock Agama: caught between a rock and a hard wall

August 15, 2022

Imagine you are a Crested Serpent Eagle and can fly in and out of Bengaluru city, unperturbed by the traffic to slow you down. You are gliding above the rocky […]

Croaking to the Audience

June 01, 2022

“Though cold-blooded, their passions are strong […]. To speak of music, when applied to the discordant and overwhelming sounds emitted by male bullfrogs and some other species, seems, according to […]

Ephemeral Rock Pools

February 01, 2022

It is hard to miss the rocky hills abruptly rising from the relatively flat landscape when travelling to or from Bangalore. Such a hill in ecological terms is called ‘Inselberg’ […]

What Do Frogs Eat?

October 15, 2021

Surely, the question “What do frogs eat?” is moot, especially to anyone who has studied basic biology. If you recollect, our school textbooks often have an oversimplified drawing of what […]

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 […]

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