Racket-tailed drongo to Marshall’s Iora, birdwatchers document new species in TN

The birds are back

Birds of Tiruvannamalai – A Guide Book describes the afforestation efforts that led to bringing over 200 species of birds back to the Arunachala Hill
Racket-tailed drongo to Marshall’s Iora, birdwatchers document new species in TN

When the hills came alive with the chirping of birds

In the early 2000s, barely 50 bird species were recorded in the 10-km region around Arunachala, the revered hill behind the famous Arunachaleshwarar Temple. Now, the number has increased four-fold to 204 species. A new publication, Bird s of Tiruvannamalai – A Guide...
Nature interpretation centre opened

Nature interpretation centre opened

An initiative to help students develop a better understanding of nature and its complex inter-connectedness. Collector K.S. Kandasamy inaugurated Arunachala Nature Interpretation Centre in the Arunagiri Forest Park near the Arunagiri children’s park on...
Pillars of Life: Magnificent Trees of the Western Ghats

Pillars of Life: Magnificent Trees of the Western Ghats

For millions of years, the forests of the Western Ghats mountains have been home to a host of extraordinary trees. These range from the peculiar conifer, Nageia, whose family origins can be traced back to the age of the dinosaurs, to the grand trees in the rudraksh...