Among the trees that inspired Peter Wohlleben

Where Trees Are Storytellers — Walking in Wohlleben’s Woodwide Web

Inspired by Peter Wohlleben’s The Hidden Life of Trees, Satya Viswanathan goes exploring the forest that inspired its author. Forest-bathing among the oaks, aspens and beeches of Eifel, she comes away feeling a human connection, and maybe something more… Continue reading Where Trees Are Storytellers — Walking in Wohlleben’s Woodwide Web

Yellow-browed Bulbul at Dandeli

Bird-watching in Dandeli’s fragile forest

While the lockdown brings birds and beasts out into the cities, clandestine moves are underway to destroy the pristine forests in which they live. Praveen Tangirala recounts a birdwatching trip to the beautiful Kali Tiger Reserve in Dandeli, great stretches of which are threatened to be swallowed up by the proposed Hubbali-Ankola railway line Continue reading Bird-watching in Dandeli’s fragile forest

Tropical Trance – Seduced by the Peruvian Amazonia

Thirty-five hours of flying and layovers are not good news for anybody’s carbon footprint, but if that is the price to pay for a peep into Amazonia, this sigh-filled travelogue is redemption enough. GAYATRI HAZARIKA can’t help gushing as she describes the biodiversity she encountered on her sojourn in Peru’s rainforest paradise Continue reading Tropical Trance – Seduced by the Peruvian Amazonia