Waterfowl Census 2020: Bengaluru Lakes on the Brink

This article is the unedited version of the final article published on JLR Explore, the official blog of Jungle Lodges and Resorts.

The Waterfowl Census 2020 left Arnav, me and other volunteers in wonder, fascination, and dismay in the same vein.
It is a surprise that our sorry excuses for lakes and wetland habitats are still deemed worthy of annual visits by many migratory bird species, though dwindling in numbers as the years progress.

Trees that Raised me

Beneath their shady boughs, the neem, copper pod, jamun, sampige, gooseberry and many more trees in Annaiah and Ammaaji’s flourishing garden, raised two entire generations of children as they played, squabbled, made-up, laughed, cried and eventually grew up and moved out of this cosy haven to the wide world beyond.

Drought, Deluge and the Death of a Tree

When a banyan is felled to make up for crop loss, who compensates the squirrels, the hornbills, barbets and the bee-eaters, parakeets, mynas, the wasps and the bees, and so many more beings for the colossal loss they suffer??

Electrified by M. Swamy

People-watching has been a favourite pass time ever since I can remember. Our farm in rural Nanjangud proffers enough opportunities to nurture this hobby of mine, and offers a ring­-side…

Our Family and Other Animals

The Gerald Durrell-inspired title probably gives away the theme of this post. So here goes….. School vacations are busy periods at Navilu Kaadu. The Dasara and Christmas vacations late last…

Elephants of Sakrebyle

This article is the unedited version of the final travelogue published on JLR Explore, the official blog of Jungle Lodges and Resorts here.  My earliest memories of elephants are thankfully…