Butterflies

GIVING THEM WINGS TO FLY: BUTTERFLY

-------------During our  stay in Mumbai at Mankhurd( in 2009-11), we thought of having a closer look i.e the life cycle of the butterflies, to appreciate this wonderful creation of God. Book on Butterflies by Isaac Kehimkar was of paramount help to us in knowing their behaviour, but our quest started with finding information on the food plants of different  butterflies. ------------------

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Citizen Science

Dwarf plants keep planet greens

...............“The green revolution of the 1960s boosted crop yields, and was partly driven by widespread adoption of semi-dwarf green revolution varieties of cereals”, the Nature paper says. The paper explains that semi-dwarfism reduces the flattening of plants by wind and rain, an effect called ‘lodging’, which reduces the grain yield of plants. ..............................

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News and Views

News and Views

We are bringing you Wildbytes E-magazine after a gap.  In this edition, we introduce three new authors. 

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Story Of The Month

Snakes of the Lake- A story of Rock Python

Snakes of the Lake- A story of Rock Python

-Vikas Sharma
During the evening walk at Sukhna Lake,Chandigarh, I found some people gathered around something. Upon approaching I found that was a snake slowly crossing the road. 

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Story Of The Month

My visit to Dudhwa National Park

When I was young I always had a fascination for jungles and had imagined extensively about visiting jungles.   I had the first chance to be inside a tiger reserve in December 1977 when I visited Wayanad for some work. Though I did not see any tigers or leopards, I was totally thrilled with just seeing the “beware of tigers” sign boards struck on trees, when we entered the Wayanad forests....................

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