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Nature Walk at Kesare/ Kamana Kere



In mid 80s, widespread acceptance of trekking as an adventurous hobby provided many
young people, an ample opportunity to learn more about our forests, hills and rivers. At the same
time, a team of amateur naturalists supported by academicians in Mysore city were spreading
nature study activities. The result was fabulous, naturalists and the areas of monitoring swelled
many folds. Outcome of academician and amateurs observations were published in many journals
and newspapers. At one stage, a thought came to publish them in the form of book for future
references. Interaction with many friends, field naturalists, and conservationists made us to
believe that the best option is to make it accessible online, so that each and everyone could access it.
Thus, www.mysorenature.org became reality.

The outcome of nature trails conducted during last one & half decade in many bio-
diversity rich locations in Mysore, Mandya and Chamarajanagar districts (Mysore area) of
Karnataka State, excluding Wildlife sanctuaries and National Parks will appear in due course. In
addition, we will include neighbouring districts of our study area, far off places in Karnataka, and
other parts of India.

Our intention is to prepare authenticated inventory of all life forms found in Mysore
area. Since, our knowledge is limited to Plants, butterflies and birds; compilation in this area is
prioritized. Alongside documentation and authentication of damsel and dragonflies, frogs and
spiders is in the process.

We used to report, outcome of our regular outings in birds discussion group –bngbirds,
where experts used to correct and guide our checklists, and will continue to do so to polish our
knowledge and utilize their expertise.

Those interested can help us to update and support our motive in true science spirit.


  • Miscellaneous articles and writings related to Mysore nature.
  • A tree that hosted most birds - Acrocarpus fraxinifolius Recently, during the first week of November, we visited southern part of Kodagu (Coorg) district and spent about three days in a comparatively secluded coffee plantation wherein a different kind ...
    Posted Jun 20, 2014, 10:48 PM by Sharath Adavanne
  • Nature related Kannada articles Nature related Kannada articles written by us - aired in Akashavani, Mysore; appeared in Newspapers (Prajavani, Vijaya Karnataka, Andolana) and Weekly magazine (Sudha) are posted here. Articles covers various subjects like ...
    Posted Apr 11, 2014, 11:18 PM by Sharath Adavanne
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Upcoming Nature Walks

  • Announcements and reports of nature trails organised for enthusiasts in and around Mysore city.
  • Nature Walk at Kesare / Kamana Kere Date: 20/07/2014, Sunday Habitat:  Canal fed tank and agriculture fields Duration: Three Hours (7.00 to 10.00 AM) Highlight:   This part of Mysore outskirts (east) is still ...
    Posted by Sharath Adavanne
  • Nature Walk at Maddur Tank, Hampapura Date : 22/06/2014, Sunday Where : Malleswara Gudda and surroundings, HD Kote Taluk Habitat :  Lake and agriculture fields, open-scrub. Duration : Four & half Hours (7.00 to 11.30 AM ...
    Posted Jun 25, 2014, 7:22 AM by Sharath Adavanne
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