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.