Nature walk with kids: Forestry for kids

It’s monsoon in the hillside and life is bustling in the woods. The ferns which went dormant are budding, mosses and fungi mushrooming everywhere, insects are busy finding shelter, along with diverse rainy day bird visitors. I thought it was a great time to familiarise children with these minute nature’s theatricals. Moreover, the children areContinue reading “Nature walk with kids: Forestry for kids”

Collared Owlet / Collared Pygmy Owl: Landour, Mussoorie

Today while hiking, I spotted this little owl camouflaged in the woods. The profused branches stealthed the little bird from casual eyesight. The Collared owlet (Glaucidium brodiei) also known as the Collared Pygmy Owl is the smallest Owl in Asia. This cute little bird of prey can be easily identified by the help of eyeContinue reading “Collared Owlet / Collared Pygmy Owl: Landour, Mussoorie”

An ode to the Swallows!!!

Swallows flying high,Up above in the sky;Swooshing through the mountains,Diving in the valley deep;To catch insects swarming in the air,with a velocity steep. ***** Agile and alert are your actions,Random turn sometimes;I couldn’t follow your flying course,Lost track many times!!! ***** Off you fly from your cozy nest,Into the trees surround;Next moment you are outContinue reading “An ode to the Swallows!!!”