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...

February 2, 2018
February 2, 2018

Nature Quest: Padma banks painted red

A large flock of very rare and colourful birds has brightened the banks of Padma river near Rajshahi City recently. The birds called Painted Stork thronged the shallows and shoals before the...

January 26, 2018
January 26, 2018

Nature Quest: Dredger danger for dolphins

At least 16 dolphins (Platanista Gangetica) have been found dead in the last three months in the Halda, according to data found primarily by Halda River Research Institute.

December 29, 2017
December 29, 2017

Madan Tak gives birth in captivity

The birth by a Madan Tak (Lesser Adjutant Stork) to four hatchlings over the past two months has elated officials and employees of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park in Gazipur.

December 22, 2017
December 22, 2017

Marbled cats still exist in Srimangal

Unlike usual stories of animals nearing extinction, the forests of Moulvibazar brought forth an entirely different tale a couple of years ago.

November 10, 2017
November 10, 2017

Nature Quest: The scarlet stare

As evening fell, the stillness of the Lawacherra was suddenly broken by a chorus of croaks. Each one lasted from between 100 to 600

October 27, 2017
October 27, 2017

Nature Quest: The Den of Sparrows

Every afternoon, thousands of sparrows from different areas of Pirojpur town congregate in a little banyan tree in Pirojpur Old Bus Terminal.

July 14, 2017
July 14, 2017

Nature Quest: Eden of egrets

Unlike winter, monsoon is a quiet season for bird-watchers and travellers but the season holds its own beauty. For nature lovers, it's a

June 17, 2016
June 17, 2016

Nature Quest: The eye-catching foxtail orchid

Have you ever spotted this orchid in our evergreen rainforests? If not, keep a close watch on the branches and the trunks of the

June 10, 2016
June 10, 2016

Nature Quest: A day out with flying dragons

Almost tumbling down the damp and slimy slope, with thorny rattan snagging my arms, I struggled to keep my balance under

May 27, 2016
May 27, 2016

Blue beauty of Saint Martin's

I could barely wait when I first heard that a pair of blue birds had temporarily made their home on the southernmost tip of our land. It might sound