Kewhi wild plant in Kohima: The name of Kohima, is supposed to be after wildflower Kewhi or Kewhira. Could not find its botanical name even in Wikipedia. Could it be the Rhododendron arboreum or something else? Strange but true, although several websites (including Wikipedia) associate the name Kohima with wild flower Kewhi, none gives its photograph […]
Hornet’s Nest in my balcony: 3 high res. images. I spotted a nest of a Hornet (Vespa vitulina?) in my balcony today, saw two big Hornets too. I live in Bangalore. I seem to have disturbed them when I was cleaning the plant they’ve made their nest on. But they didnt sting me I have […]
Plz provide more information? How are formed Crystal dendrites? I saw this in the stones used in the house. Date- 06/02/2021 Loc- Bundi Rajasthan Interesting patterns. Pl. see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dendrite_(crystal)
barks and trunks :: Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary :: 14 NOV 19 : 4 posts by 3 authors. 2 images. Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary Wayanad Date: November 14, 2019 … Altitude range: about 650 to 1150 m (2,100 to 3,800 ft) asl … barks and trunks Dear friends, I will be glad if there is any […]
SK2105 10 August 2019 – Mycophyta : 7 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)- around 900 kb each. Location: Godawari, Lalitpur,, Nepal Altitude: 1566 m. Date: 21 July 2019 Habit : Wild not a fungus. these are eggs Insect eggs ? seem to be or even a small amphibian eggs OK ! i hope you left that leaf where you […]
Re: TORSHA ON SPATE : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (8) Cooch Behar town is on the bank of river Torsha. A few days back my friend Brig. Rajbir Singh suggested that I should upload some images of that river , when in spate. That time has come. Attaching 9 images. wow, such sudden […]
Desktop Calendar for May 18 : 1 post by 1 author. May – 2018 Dear Nature Lovers, Greetings from oikos ! On its course, a river takes with it various sediments and, along the way, sculpts them into various shapes and sizes. The shapes change between the source region and the place where it amalgamates […]
Fwd: SYMBIOSIS : 1084 : 4 posts by 1 author. Attachments (1) In the attached collage Red base Jezebel is visiting flowers of Micromellum Sp. I could not find match for Micromellum. May I request you to pl. check and give correct name. Few years back some member from efloraofindia informed that it was […]
Fwd: FROM THE NATURE : SUN’S COLOURS= COLOURS OF FLOWERS : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1) Prof. A Lalithamba sent me an interesting story describing the colours of sun. She talks about a tradition in the Southern states, where 7th day of the month Maagha is celebrated as Ratha Saptami (Birth day […]
Can someone ID this butterfly : 5 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (1) Can you identify this butterfly? There is a specific group in facebook dealing with butterflies. You can try there! Looks Sahyadri Redspot DukeDophla evelina laudabilis
Request for identification-A2 : 8 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)- 1 MB. Kindly request you to identify with scientific names. This photo has been taken in East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya. This is a beautiful picture of a Straight-banded Treebrown, Lethe verma. It seems East Himalayan Straight Banded Treebrown Thank you for your email. […]
Fwd: IDENTIFICATION OF THE FLORA AND INSECTS kmn 5 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)- 2 MB. I AM SENDING THE FOLLOWING PHOTOS COLLECTED FROM FORESTS OF SEEGEGUDDA OF HASSSAN FORESTS, PLEASE IDENTIFY AND SHARE IT
Large beetle on a Peepal tree : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3) This group has helped me identify trees & flowers in the past. However, this time I would like to ask about a very large beetle (?) that I found dead under a Peepal tree. Its quite large, body is 5 to […]
Fwd: RABINDRA SANGIT : DEW-2(SHISHIR ) : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1) Here is a translated version of another song.
Fwd: DEW DROPS ON COB WEB/ ROSE : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1) In my school days there were some poems in our syllabus (I am talking about a period 1958-63 when I was a student of Dutt High School, Netrakona. The school was under Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Dacca) where […]
BEAUTY OF A DEW DROP ON A BLADE OF GRASS( RABINDRANATH TAGORE ): 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1) Those who are familiar with writings of poet Tagore knows that autumn is one of his favorite season. Quite often he describes beauty of dew drops. One such composition is attached with image of dew […]
Fwd: RABINDRA SANGIT : CUCKOO-7 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1) Here is translation of another song. Translated by Rumela Sengupta. Piko is the bird in original song.
PURPLE SUN BIRD ( MALE ) AS A POLLINATOR : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1) Here is a collage depicting role of Purple Sun Bird (male) as a pollinator. There are 9 flowers of different plant species. There are other flowers also where this bird visits and not included in the collage.
SCARLET SUNBIRD ( MALE ) AS A POLLINATOR : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1) Attaching a collage depicting the role of male Scarlet Sun Bird in pollination. wonderful pictures lots of patience for you appreciate it
GOLDEN-FRONTED LEAFBIRD AS A POLLINATOR : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1) Attaching a collage which depicts the role of Golden-fronted Leaf-bird as a pollinator. The collage shows this bird visiting flowers of 11 species of plant. I am sure this bird must be visiting many more flowers which I missed. Wow this is […]