Vikram Nanjappa
May 04 2011
THE GREAT TIT
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The Great Tit’s social life makes for an entertaining study. In the old days when Bangalore was full of bungalows they were known to nest under the eaves.
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Apr 25 2011
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The colourfully Striped Tiger Butterfly is easy to spot. They make fanciful study subjects for those into butterfly study.
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Mar 29 2011
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The Poinsettia bush at Hosur Road cemetery had a surprise in store. My prayers however were for the prey rather than the praying mantis, for I am sure they needed them more.
Mar 09 2011
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Food for the Plain Tiger butterfly, this beautiful and easy to grow 'weed', Bili Yekka is in demand during Ganesha Chaturthi.
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Feb 17 2011
Column: Nature corner
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The most easily recognizable bird in our urban landscape is the Black Kite, which thrives, thanks to Bengaluru's inefficient waste disposal.
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Nov 23 2010
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These dragonflies can help you keep chikungunya and dengue at bay.
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Oct 25 2010
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Urbanisation hasn't left Bengaluru completely bereft of wildlife. Snakes are one of the few who've made this city their home. But not all of them are poisonous and not all of them come back to take revenge.
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Oct 20 2010
Column: Nature corner
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The Common Jezebel loves the Rain trees and Gulmohurs. But comes to feed on bushes down below. Its unhurried and confident flight is the result of the strong defence mechanism it possesses.
Oct 13 2010
Column: Nature corner
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A symbol of immortality, the Temple tree or the Champa tree, continues to bloom even after it is uprooted. Vikram Nanjappa tells you more.
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Oct 07 2010
Column: Nature corner
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Unlike what owls are believed to be. Vikram Nanjappa unravels myths surrounding the spotted owlet, commonly found in Bengaluru.
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Sep 30 2010
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Confused? We aren't talking about mice or rats. The 'cute' rodent in question is what we commonly refer to as the squirrel, with its unmistakable three stripes. Vikram Nanjappa tells you more.
Sep 21 2010
Column: Nature corner
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Their voice marks the arrival of life-giving rain. The Indian Bull Frog, the largest of the species, is facing an unprecedented danger to its survival. Vikram Nanjappa tells you more about this amphibian.
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Sep 14 2010
Column: Nature corner
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The next time you see a colour-changing reptile in your garden, don't mistake it to always be a chameleon. Lurking in your gardens are also the Common Garden Lizards, termed as 'bloodsuckers'.
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Sep 08 2010
Column: Nature corner
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One of the strongest and swiftest of butterflies, the Common Banded Awl belonging to the Skipper family, is a common sight in Bangalore, thanks to the honge tree.
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Aug 28 2010
Column: Nature corner
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It's commonly seen dotting the Bangalore sky. Vikram Nanjappa tells you more about the magnificent Brahminy Kite, a bird that's constantly under threat in the city.
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Aug 24 2010
Column: Nature corner
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Surprised? Don't be, because our city is home to a number of species of 'wild' animals, birds, insects and reptiles. What's important is for us to document these creatures and live with them harmoniously.
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