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, 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.
  • Cultivating bird-watching as a hobby          Ability to identify the birds accurately in the field by their plumage, call, behavior is a pleasure. One need to go out of four walls for birds- thus it becomes ...
    Posted Jan 10, 2015, 12:35 AM by Sharath Adavanne
  • A Study of Mysuru Birds – Past and Present Salim Ali’s name is synonymous with Indian birds. Being a self- made bird ecologist, he conducted numerous expeditions in entire Indian subcontinent spanning over six decades that made him ...
    Posted Dec 28, 2014, 12:56 AM 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 on Lingambudhi lake bund When : 22.03.2015, Sunday Where :  Bund of Lingambudhi kere and surroundings Habitat :  Water body, and open fields How long : 3 Hours (7.00 to 10.00 AM)  Distance : 8 ...
    Posted Mar 12, 2015, 1:51 AM by Sharath Adavanne
  • Nature walk at Arasana kere and surroundings Date: 19/10/2014, Sunday Habitat: Water body, Agricultural fields and Tropical deciduous thorn-scrub Duration:  7.00 to 11 AM Highlight:     Sri Sampath Kumar K introduced marsh, fallow land ...
    Posted Dec 28, 2014, 1:08 AM by Sharath Adavanne
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