Monday, August 11, 2008

this species of Painted grasshopper was obviously not affeceted by the heavy downpour in the last few days as it sat on a shrub in an open patch of grassland in the mahdei forests. I risked my camera equipment in the rains to take this image, as the hues and shades on this individual were amazing. I really dont know the exact species of this grasshopper though, but lesser known creatures like these go on to suggest the vast diversity of lifeforms that the Western Ghats forests support and sustain.


ರಾಜೇಶ್ ನಾಯ್ಕ said...

Hi Nirmal,

Super Blog. Informative posts. I appreciate your effort in bringing these forest stories to readers. Today onwards, you have got a regular visitor in me to your blog.


nirmal kulkarni said...

thanks a ton rajesh, your support is vital in our cause to conserve Goas wilds.