Saturday, October 20, 2012

Our Solar lanterns project.

Our solar lanterns project at Hypnale Research station. We have chosen schools around Castle Rock area that are part of the Ansi Tiger reserve as there is no electricity here. This local school at Kuveshi village with 10 children is one of the remotest and is near the Hypnale Research station. The solar lanterns are being provided so that children can study at night.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Searching for caecilians in a haystack.

Searching for caecilians in a decomposed haystack is like what some folks would say, searching for a needle in a haystack. it is true that the odds are against the one who is searching, but with good luck and a supportive monsoon pattern, finding these fossorial amphibians is fun. Also help and guidance from stalwarts like Dr K P Dinesh and Dr G K Bhatt has helped, and learning field skills from P Prashanth has been a boon. The Panja digger, as its called is handy and well always rewards with a sighting if one works hard enough.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

WIth team members during the biodiversity training workshop

Nirmal Kulkarni with team members during the biodiversity training workshop at Hypnale research station at Kuveshi Karnataka. This was the first of a series of workshops that were conducted to create an interest in data collection and documentation of biodiversity amongst enthusiasts.