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The preying praying insect

March 28, 2011 Vikram Nanjappa 0

The Poinsettia bush at Hosur Road cemetery had a surprise in store. My prayers however were for the prey rather than the praying mantis, for I am sure they needed them more.

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Gods like this weed

March 8, 2011 Vikram Nanjappa 5

Food for the Plain Tiger butterfly, this beautiful and easy to grow ‘weed’, Bili Yekka is in demand during Ganesha Chaturthi.

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Spectacled Cobra, not all fearsome

October 24, 2010 Vikram Nanjappa 2

Urbanisation hasn’t left Bengaluru completely bereft of wildlife. Snakes are one of the few who’ve made this city their home. But not all of them are poisonous and not all of them come back to take revenge.

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Look out for that ‘cute’ rodent

September 29, 2010 Vikram Nanjappa 0

Confused? We aren’t talking about mice or rats. The ‘cute’ rodent in question is what we commonly refer to as the squirrel, with its unmistakable three stripes. Vikram Nanjappa tells you more.

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