to visit the farmhouse and the camping shed he and Joy are getting ready in the Hosur area.....
Here's the farmhouse, which is now in the finishing stages:
I sighted several birds, amongst them, this
feasting on its catch:
one of many in the trees around:
The butterflies were there in plenty:
PALE GRASS BLUE
with its wings open,
isn't a bird:
I found these
this weird version of the
looked quite different!
Several reptiles and amphibians were sighted too; here is the
PENINSULAR ROCK AGAMA
in full breeding colours.
there were several
in the pond:
A stray dog was feasting on the skeleton of a snake:
alas, another beautiful mammal, this
had been electrocuted by the power line:
It was obvious that several of them used the trees nearby to roost.
My sightings of insects included this
deep in its funnel-shaped web:
Several feathers at the mouth of this
told a tale of a dead bird carried inside for food:
had started their construction, too!
Several plants were very interesting, too:
The scenery as I walked around was lovely:
And here is Joy, pointing out interesting things in the seasonal stream nearby:
I do hope you enjoyed the visit to Sandeep and Joy's rural home!
they are also preparing a camping area and a dormitory that wildlife enthusiasts who want to explore the area can use; there is power and water, and once it's ready, it will be a good place for families to take their children for a short, yet interesting nature trail.