Wildlife
Feb 16 2017
Column: Nature Feature
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Deepa Mohan
These birds are on the verge of extinction, due to loss of habitat and superstition. You'd be lucky if you are able to spot one!
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Jan 31 2017
INTERVIEW OF PADMA ASHOK
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Deepa Mohan
Environmental photographer and writer Deepa Mohan talks to Padma Ashok, wife of late wildlife activist Ashok Hallur, on their lives and activism.
Jan 03 2017
Column: Nature Feature
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Deepa Mohan
A nature walk explored everything from travellers' palm to passion flowers to lipstick plant, while the talk provided the background required to internalise the sightings.
Dec 12 2016
Column: Nature Feature
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Deepa Mohan
If you happen to see Hummingbird Hawk Moth this winter, be assured that you have a lot of good luck on your plate!
Dec 12 2016
Column: Nature Feature
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Deepa Mohan
These colourful 'flying needles' are a pleasure to watch - next time you go out to a nature outing, take care to notice them and enjoy!
Nov 30 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
For some time now,    eBird     has emerged as an application that is easy and convenient for birdwatchers (commonly referred to as birders) to record their bird-lists and allied observations. "We...
Oct 20 2016
Blog: Animal Matters
Every city, even giant metropolises like Bengaluru, still have a few patches of green, blue or brown that have managed to survive or at least allay the formidable onslaught of concrete and glass. Look carefully in these oases and you’ll be sure...
Oct 15 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Earlier this year, in February, a group of friends and I had conducted a bird survey in the campus of IIM-Bangalore. At that time, the Dean of Administration, Prof. G Shainesh, and his famkily, keenly followed us througout the morning of birding and...
Oct 12 2016
Column: Nature Feature
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Deepa Mohan
Walks are a great way to explore the hidden treasures in the city, including birds. Deepa Mohan narrates the story of one such walk.
Sep 08 2016
NATURE FEATURE
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Deepa Mohan
Seen these colourful locusts anywhere ever? They are extraordinarily sensitive to their surroundings, and can jump about a metre without wings!
Jul 18 2016
VETERINARY DOCTORS IN BANNERGHATTA NATIONAL PARK
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Who takes care of the animals at Bengaluru's Bannerghata National Park— what is their work like?
Jul 08 2016
Sumanth Bindumadhav
Every city, even a giant metropolis like Bengaluru, still has a few patches of green, blue or brown that have managed to survive or at least allay the formidable onslaught of concrete and glass. Look carefully in these oases and you’ll be sure...
Apr 09 2016
Column: Nature Feature
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Deepa Mohan
Ever come across an injured animal or bird that you cannot help? It is at these times that one is reminded how cruel nature can be.
Mar 14 2016
PEOPLE FOR ANIMALS RESCUE CENTRE
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Yoginder Sikand
A first-hand account of a trip to the People For Animals (PFA) rescue centre shows a Bengalurean how much the organisation does for the injured and abandoned wildlife in the city.
Mar 01 2016
Column: Nature Feature
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Deepa Mohan
Many migratory birds, flowers heralding the onset of summer, people on a boat ride, a gorgeous sunset - these are some of the things that you will come across if you set out on a bird walk at Madiwala lake.
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Feb 15 2016
GREAT GLOBAL BACKYARD BIRD COUNT 2016
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Bijoy Venugopal
A birding enthusiast recounts his experience at the Great Backyard Bird Count 2016, and on the joys of birding solo.
Feb 13 2016
GREAT GLOBAL BACKYARD BIRD COUNT 2016
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Bijoy Venugopal
The annual Great Backyard Bird Count is an event that birders across the globe wait for. Here's an account from a birding enthusiast on birding at Kaikondrahalli and Kasavanahalli lakes.
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Feb 11 2016
DEALING WITH MAN-ANIMAL CONFLICT IN BENGALURU
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Ganga Madappa
Social media is abuzz with the leopard sightings in Bengaluru, following the incident at a Whitefield school. So how should such a situation ideally be dealt with?
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Feb 05 2016
BIRDING IN WHITEFIELD
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Sriram SN
The Whitefield area is home to several lakes. And if you are an avid birdwatcher, you're surely in for a treat when you visit any of these lakes.
Feb 02 2016
Column: Nature Feature
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Deepa Mohan
Do you know that Bengaluru gets visitors from across the world? And no, we're not talking about people. Several birds make their way to India for the winter.
Jan 12 2016
KERE HABBA AT KAIKONDRAHALLI LAKE
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Teju Nageshwari
On January 9th, the 2 km walking track around Kaikondrahalli lake was abuzz with activity. The recently concluded Kere Habba at the lake premises is a testimony to how much the community cares about the lake.
Dec 27 2015
Blog: Deepa's jottings
With young students like Anvitha Rao and Joiston Pereira taking the initiative, the annual Waterfowl Census, which had been suspended some time ago due to lack of support by the authorities, was revived again on some of the lakes of Bangalore...
Dec 23 2015
Blog: Like a Lake
Posting below, a mail from Anvitha S (Undergraduate student, St Joseph's College) on <bngbirds@yahoogroups.com>, requesting for volunteers for the Waterbird Survey 2015-16. We are reviving the waterbird survey which was conducted between...
Dec 19 2015
Column: Nature Feature
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Deepa Mohan
Valmiki apparently wrote the first verse of the Ramayana after he saw a hunter kill the male of a pair of courting Demoiselle Cranes. Deepa Mohan documents the very first sighting of the bird in Bengaluru.
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Dec 08 2015
Blog: Puttenahalli Post
Our Puttenahalli lake is a little world in itself, of the best kind because it includes birds, butterflies, trees, flowers and more. Showcasing these is our calendar for the new year, "Life at Puttenahalli Lake."  Take a sneak peek at the gorgeous...
Dec 02 2015
Column: Nature Feature
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Deepa Mohan
The next time you visit Lalbagh, keep an eye out for the weavers of the insect world. Here's a look at the fascinating world of weaver ants.
 
 

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