BNHS camp to Namdapha - October 27 to November 1st, 2012
Arunachal Pradesh has really smitten me in 2012. Within 6 months of my Eaglenest trip, I am again back in this beautiful region in North-Eastern India. From the North-Western tip of Arunachal bordering Bhutan in April for hardcore birding, this time it is post monsoon to the south-eastern tip for hardcore insect watching. Despite the long travel, rigours and quite a bit of roughing out, this is one area that really gets me excited. The North-Eastern Himalayan region is one of the two Bio-diversity hotspots in India, the other being the Sahyadris (Western Ghats). It boasts of an amazing array of beautiful flora and fauna, a good number of which is endemic. Post monsoon is not a great time to see birds, but another very interesting activity beckons nature lovers – that is the insect watch. Never mind if this gets thrown in with leeches. We are duly informed that there are 4 different species of leeches – some bio-diversity indeed!
This blog will introduce you to the beautiful insect life of the area. The sections are Butterflies, Moths (yes they are beauties too), other interesting & equally beautiful creepy- crawlies and finally some breathtaking scenes, flora and of course we humans. My Macro lens has been put to full use. Yes it is macro photography throughout the trip. In many cases scientific names have been used; but do not be overwhelmed by them. This blog is in 2 pages. To go to the next page, please take your cursor on the right side of “Home” at the bottom of each page and click on “Older Posts.”
Come join me as I recapture the wonderful memories of my forays into this enchanting and totally different world & enjoy the cyber - ride!