Archive for November, 2013

Tramping in Tiger Country

November 26, 201310 Comments

It was past two in the afternoon when our car rolled into the driveway of Kingfisher, Haryana Tourism Department’s motel on the tri-junction on NH-1 at Ambala where it meets NH-22 that traverses 460 KM to the north-west to reach Khab on the Tibet border. Kingfisher started its journey as a tastefully styled motel and […]

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Shrubs of Morni: Sonkadi

November 25, 20130 Comments

Sonkadi (Pentanema indicum) is a herb of the ‘Sunflower family’ that grows up to 1 metre tall. It has attractive, yellow flower-heads with 12 to 24 ray flowers (petals). Leaves are lance-like and stalkless. It is found on grassy slopes of the Himalayas.

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Shrubs of Morni: Philippine Violet

November 23, 20131 Comment

Philippine Violet/ Varjra Danti (Barleria crisata)

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Shrubs of Morni: Honey Suckle Mistletoe

November 20, 20130 Comments

Honey Suckle Mistletoe  

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Birds of Morni: Grey Bushchat

November 20, 20130 Comments

Grey Bushchat (Saxicola ferreus)  

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Shrubs of Morni: Silver Cockscomb

November 19, 20130 Comments

Silver Cockscomb/Flamingo Feathers (Celosia argentea var. spicata) – an attractive flowering shrub with slender upright stems (up to 2 feet in length) and lance-shaped leaves. The tiny flowers are borne on erect, cylindrical spikes (reminiscent of wheat spikes) that are a glossy silver-white at the base and pink at the top. Is popular as a […]

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