Watch out for scrambling shells

Geetha Iyer
Have you come across a crab that carries its home on its back? If you have lived near the coastline, you may have come across or seen shells that seem to be walking or scrambling about. These are hermit crabs and their shell is their home into which they withdraw when they sense danger. Read all about these social creatures.

Climbers and runners – The Ipomoeas

Geetha Iyer
This time Naturewatch brings to you a description of a charming group of plants that is easy to cultivate and which contributes to the health of the environment and humans.

Save the Frogs

Geetha Iyer
India has a rich diversity of frogs, but they are fast disappearing, and unless some steps are taken to protect their exterior environment, the human population will be losing out a lot of the services that they render. Here are some ways on how the study of frogs at the school level can be taken beyond physiology to ecology.

Potters par excellence

Geetha Iyer

In most humans wasps generate the kind of fear that honey bees bring. But did you know that not all wasps sting? Observing the different kinds of wasps visiting your home and your garden can be quite an enriching experience.

Fly on my wall

Geetha Iyer “What sort of insects do you rejoice in, where you come from?” the Gnat inquired. “I don’t rejoice in insects at all,” Alice explained … Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass Insects are not the best liked creatures, Read More …

‘Fiddler’ in the mangroves

Geetha Iyer

The spotlight on this times Naturewatch is the Fiddler crab. Learn about these asymmetrical yet beautiful creatures.

Incy Wincy spider

Geetha Iyer
Are spiders to be feared and disliked? Do we stop to think of the service that they perform quietly for us? Why is the spider painted as being villainous? Read up this interesting article to find out how spiders can be the best of pest management experts as well as other facts about this often invisible creature.

The truth about snakes

Geetha Iyer

The first thing perhaps we all do when we see a snake is to scream with fright. But a lot of snakes are harmless and we can learn a lot about them if we stay clam and simply observe these creatures.

Pilgrims of the sky

Geetha Iyer
Birds find a unique place among Nature’s creations partly because they connect so easily to people. They find a place not just in environment sciences, but in several other subjects that we study, from biology, chemistry, maths to art, music and languages. This article takes you into the world of birds and gives you tips on how you can become an expert in bird watching .