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!!”
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Firefly appearance in Landour, Mussoorie!!
It’s first week of August and fireflies visited me again in the dark hours around midnight today. Although, I was getting reports of firefly sightings in and around Mussoorie, I didn’t witness them until one firefly entered my bedroom through the nearby Oak forest and flickered around. Last year on 4th of August, 2020, IContinue reading “Firefly appearance in Landour, Mussoorie!!”
Viridescent hillside: Landour, Mussoorie!!!
Waterfall on mountain slope, Flowing with might and strength On the rocks, into the valley, Paving way through rugged terrain.. @chandrimadebi It’s been days that I went into the verdant mountains and valleys as the hillside of Landour, Mussoorie is experiencing heavy rainfalls alongwith severe landslides and thunderstorms, So, one fine morning I finally decidedContinue reading “Viridescent hillside: Landour, Mussoorie!!!”
Avian visitors of Oak tree (Quercus leucotrichophora): pollination ecology
The incredible task carried by wildlife in executing pollination is exemplary. Pollination in plants is a crucial aspect in reproductive cycle of flowering plants. Wind and water also play role in the pollination of many plants, but to witness wildlife getting engaged in pollinating is a fascinating experience in itself. How the appealing flowers, theirContinue reading “Avian visitors of Oak tree (Quercus leucotrichophora): pollination ecology”
Whipcord Cobra Lily: Plant mimicry
It’s normal for one to get startled when they encounter Cobra Lily for the first time in the wild. The trumpet shaped flowers along with whip-like tongue resembles as if a Cobra snake is lurking out and with its tongue. It’s monsoon in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand and Cobra lilies are in full bloom in the thickets,Continue reading “Whipcord Cobra Lily: Plant mimicry”
Bauhinia vahlii… Largest creeper and a wonder plant!!
With the onset of monsoons, the largest creeper in India, Bauhinia vahlii also known as Camel’s foot climber, locally known as Maloo climber is in full bloom along the hillslopes in the lesser Himalayas. The flowering in this plant species starts from the month of April – June. Bauhinia vahlii or Panera vahlii is aContinue reading “Bauhinia vahlii… Largest creeper and a wonder plant!!”
Featured on Feedpost top 20 wildlife conservation blog website in 2021
I am happy to share with you all that my blogsite ‘Dr. Chandrima Debi’s Blog http://www.chandrimadebi.com is featured among top 20 wildlife conservation blogsite in the world according to #feedspot. I thank you all for your faith, support, motivation and encouragement. Without your support this milestone could not be achieved. Top 20 Wildlife Conservation BlogsContinue reading “Featured on Feedpost top 20 wildlife conservation blog website in 2021”
Mussoorie Skies 1!!!
Sunset in and around Mussorie is a breathtaking experience. The silhouettes of clouds lifting over valleys and mountain embed an everlasting tranquility in the mind and soul. I tried to capture the moment through my mobile lens. “Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add colorContinue reading “Mussoorie Skies 1!!!”
In conformity with nature!!
With the pandemic, lockdowns and curfews life is struck somewhere within concrete walls. One has to think many times, before taking one step out of house, ofcourse with many precautions. Eventhough we are slowly adjusting our lifestyles but still there is a longingness to reach out to the nature and outdoors. Many of us mustContinue reading “In conformity with nature!!”
A lamented realm!!
As we celebrate World Environment Day,Ecological Restoration they say;Busy in conferences and meetings today,Making this day nice and gay!! Busy making policies, since 1972,Year passing by, it’s 2022;How many more occassions do you need,To understand, enact and rebuild. And temperature soars highAir conditioners sway,Purchasing drinking water;Oh!! loadshedding again today. While we are discussingAnother wilderness isContinue reading “A lamented realm!!”