nature quest

The city's 'first' shade of purple

For the first time in a generation, a rare Purple Heron was spotted near a lake in the capital. These birds of Bangladesh are seen only occasionally in the reed beds of large fresh-water lakes...

July 27, 2018
July 27, 2018

Nature Quest: Exotic Grey Peacock

The Grey Peacock Pheasant can be found strutting across the forest floors of Fatikchhari. The bird is rare in Bangladesh and seen in the

June 29, 2018
June 29, 2018

Nature Quest: A sign hard to fathom

The Kotka beach in the Sundarbans is mostly empty apart from the plastic bottles and trash that wash ashore. Imagine the shock of forest guards who stumbled upon the rotting carcass of a 40-foot...

May 25, 2018
May 25, 2018

Nature Quest: Flames of the cannon

Even though the zamindar of Mymensingh's Shashi Lodge area, which is now under the care of the Archeological Department, left about seven decades ago, some of the treasures they left behind...

May 11, 2018
May 11, 2018

The silent spirit of the skies

We awoke before sunrise to the sound of rain and the smell of wet earth, slightly worried about the trail that we were taking for the

May 4, 2018
May 4, 2018

Nature Quest: Into those 'white eyes'

The magnificence of the Oriental White-eye lies exactly where the name suggests. The round, white orbs nestling the iris, looking

March 30, 2018
March 30, 2018

Nature Quest: Elongated tortoise, shrinking habitat

The elongated tortoise is a species of tortoise once found in different areas of the country including Sylhet.

March 16, 2018
March 16, 2018

Nature Quest: Liliums blooming in Bangladesh

The first batch of Lilium flowers has been commercially farmed in two locations in Bangladesh -- Jhenidah and Dhaka.

March 2, 2018
March 2, 2018

Nature Quest: Bond with the birds

Raba Begum, headmaster of Jogiborth Govt Primary School in Nodiachad Baor of Alfadanga upazila in Faridpur, transitions into a

February 23, 2018
February 23, 2018

Nature Quest: A quest for eagle nest

Cool morning air brushed against my face as I looked at the plains where countrymen were out on their fields--plowing, irrigating, or

February 16, 2018
February 16, 2018

New species of white bellied drongo found

A species of drongo, not seen by experts in the country before, has been spotted in Rajshahi city's Shimla Park recently.