Giant Wood Spider repairing its web

Giant Wood Spider repairing its web

Giant Wood Spiders are one of the largest species of spiders found in India. We were fortunate to spot two sub-species in the Jungle Lodges camp in BR Hills. Incidentally both of them were Female Wood Spiders. And had a huge web spanning 2-3 meters in diameter, which...
The Barking Deer or Muntjac

The Barking Deer or Muntjac

Of all the Deer species that we have seen in the national parks in India, the Muntjac more commonly known as the Barking Deer comes across as most shy. You can see them in almost all the national parks in India, however, the moment they spot an oncoming Jeep they...
Black Wood Spider at work

Black Wood Spider at work

We thought that there is only one species of Wood Spider, until we came across the Black Wood Spider at the camp in BR Hills. What caught our eye was the really huge spider web, which was over 2-3 meters in diameter and one of the largest that we had seen. It was spun...

National Parks #4 – India

Like we mentioned in Wild places – Indian Wilderness Part – 1, India is a country with lots of wild places, which are abundant in diverse flora and fauna. Though there are so many places we are yet to travel to, we are blessed to have been able to visit...
Birds of India #74 : Common Hawk-Cuckoo

Birds of India #74 : Common Hawk-Cuckoo

The Common Hawk-cuckoo popularly known as the brain-fever bird for its high pitched call is a species of Cuckoo that look so similar to the Shikra that they are often mistaken for the same. Invariably one will first hear this bird before spotting on, thanks to its...
Birds of India #71 : Brown Fish Owl

Birds of India #71 : Brown Fish Owl

The Brown Fish Owl is a widespread resident of the Indian Wilderness and we have been fortunate to have had some amazing sighting of this large Owl.Distinct ear tufts and heavily streaked plumage are characteristic to the Brown Fish Owl. BR Hills Wildlife Sanctuary is...

Birds of India #63 – Jerdon’s Bushlark

The Jerdon’s Bushlark is a small bird of about 14 cms in size. Larks have always interested us because we find their singing flight display quite spectacular. Though the Jerdon’s Bushlark singing display is not as spectacular as the Indian Bushlark, it is...