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.

Crypt Digger or Cryptic Species? – the tale of the honey-badger in Bannerghatta

October 01, 2018

“I have never seen this animal in this forest, in all my 15 years of experience!” As a seasoned forest watcher who has traversed every trodden path and otherwise in […]

Neelakurinji: Sandur’s surprise

August 15, 2018

Neelakurinji (Strobilanthes sp.) is a small herb that flowers gregariously once in 12 years in regions of the Western Ghats like Bababudan Hills, Chikmagalur, Nilgiris, and other parts of Kerala […]

The Winning Story of Leopard Cubs

July 15, 2018

Sometime in January 2014, in the middle of the night, I saw three six-month-old leopard cubs playfully jump around. Just a few moments later, oblivious to our camera traps, their […]

A (re)discovery in the Biligiri Rangan Hills

June 01, 2018

I sit hidden in the bushes across the forest road from a Racket-tailed Drongo nest, noting down what this breeding pair does, and recording what they say. They talk mostly […]

Karaavali Skittering Frog: the frog that sounds like a kingfisher

March 15, 2018

One rainy afternoon, Gururaja and I descended the Western Ghats to reach the coastal plains of Kumta. The monsoon had already set in and the time was ripe to study […]

The Green Barrier

February 01, 2018

I step into my sturdy ankle-high shoes with leech socks on my feet, worn over my regular socks, and tighten the laces, tying them securely in double knots; they better […]

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