Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Indian Grey Hornbill

After 4 years and several attempts I could get few shots of this evasive bird.

Indian Grey Hornbills are known a Korkonchi among rural folks.

Orchard owners don't this bird because it steals fruits.

It usually is perched on tall trees, suspicious, terribly shy and ever ready to take off.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Fern Spores

The black dots seen on the leaves are spores. Spores form part of the life cycles of ferns.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Borangi Hula ~ Golden Green Ladybird


golden green ladybirds in Jatropha curcas
ladybirds camping in Jatropha during April/May months
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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

a quote

Got an SMS some time back.
we are very good lawyers for our mistakes and very good judges for others mistakes.
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more Ant Nests

May 24, 5-30 PM at Botanical Garden, Karnatak University Dharwad.

In the area between the main gate and the nursery, I noticed ant nests on few trees such as Terminalia bellerica (Beleric or Bastard Myrobalan), Dalbergia sissoo and Polyalthia longifolia (false Ashoka). Some nests were quite new while others were old; I guessed it by the color of the leaves. Leaves were not separated from the trees in Beleric and false Ashoka trees; that way the nests were anchored to the tree. Nests in Dalbergia were made of leaves separated, however few leaves remain attached providing anchorage to the nest. These nests were probably made by the same species of ant. The white binding material was common in all nests.

Terminalia bellerica
Terminalia bellerica
Dalbergia sissoo
Dalbergia sissoo
Polyalthia longifolia
Polyalthia longifolia
To see more nests click on the label nests.
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