Forestry for kids: leaf prints by preschoolers

It’s a fascinating experience to familiarise little children with their surrounding trees, forests and nature. Their curious and eager minds, eager to explore the unknown, motivates them to touch, feel and sense their basic surroundings. Little children are observant and look closely at the objects of interest, be it a little lady bug inside aContinue reading “Forestry for kids: leaf prints by preschoolers”

Ecological indicators of season change (2): Ferns!!

With the onset of winters, the ferns have turned brown in the lesser Himalayas. The winter Himalayan breeze blowing through the mixed forests of Oak- Pine and Rhododendron signals the arrival of winters to the ferns, which grow alongside the moss laden tree barks and  hillslopes of this quiet hillside of Landour, Mussoorie. With theContinue reading “Ecological indicators of season change (2): Ferns!!”

Shades of soil: soil paintings and art

We live in a colourful world, colourful skies, green forests, vivid shades of flowers, vibrant life forms, art and paintings, but have you ever observed the different palettes of soil beneath our feet. Often we overlook some crucial objects in our lives even if they lie in front of our eyes. The soil, supporter ofContinue reading “Shades of soil: soil paintings and art”