The First Green Ogre Monsoon Conclave at ARRS, Agumbe

If all goes well, The Green Ogre will hold its first-ever Monsoon Conclave at the Agumbe Rainforest Research Station from Saturday through Monday. Conclave is actually a dignified and rather hyperbolic term that describes the rare opportunity when all four (and now five) of us get together. Weather and luck permitting, Arun, Sahastra, Sandy, Andy and I hope to return with some splendid documentation in words and pictures from southern India’s most well-watered region. 

Agumbe, in Shimoga district of Karnataka, receives approximately 301 inches of rainfall annually. The region is well studied by the Rainforest Research Station set up by “snakeman” Romulus Whitaker to study the King Cobra. We hope to be granted an audience with the King and sundry other subjects.

For more information, visit the ARRS website

Image: King Cobra at Agumbe by Kalyan Varma/Wikimedia Commons. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license

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