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 called haors.

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.

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 birdwatchers and photographers of the city.

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.