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Ultimate parental care

Ultimate parental care

If the Asian Koels were too lazy to take care of their young, the Hornbills are the complete opposite and work in unique ways to protect and feed their chicks. During the breeding season (normally March to April) Hornbills form pairs and return to breeding territories. Here they nest in hollows of large trees. The […]

Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek

Do you enjoy playing hide and seek with your friends? Well, animals and birds also play a game of hide and seek in nature. Only for them it is not a game. It is a means of survival either to get food by hunting or to hide from being hunted! One of the most common […]

Dressing up

Don’t we all like to dress up nicely most of the time? You may have noticed that in nature also, animals love to dress up. Maybe not with cloths but using their natural body colour. Indian Chameleon is one such reptile. But they make it more fun by having not one dress but many with different […]

Soapy Home

Soapy Home

How often have you enjoyed a foam bath when you were young? You will be surprised to know that this insect’s baby literally lives in a foam bath. Say hello to the Spittle Bug or the Froghopper which can be found everywhere. You may have seen this already but dismissed it thinking it was somebody’s […]

Paper home

Paper home

Yes, these wasps build their home from paper that they make themselves! Paper wasps use material from dead wood and plants. They mix it with their saliva to make the grey or brown papery material. This material is also water proof. The nests also contain pockets of air in between to maintain a comfortable temperature inside. The open […]

Romancing Nature style

Romancing Nature style

What would you do to impress a girl who you like very much? Dance, Sing or wear nice cloths when you meet her? Well you will be surprised to know that birds also do the same! They go through elaborate routines when choosing their partners to have chicks with. This is called as courtship display. It can be […]