Seeing under the surface: My ATREE experience

Written by Danielle Lindamood I am, by definition, a wanderer – both physically and mentally. I have had 15 jobs in my short 24 years. I have traveled in 22 different countries. I have dabbled in philosophy and marine biology and medicine and technology. I have called 10 different places home. Yet something has always…

The Case of a Lazy Snow Toad Crossing a Road

Written by Barkha Subba This incident took place during one of my field visits to North Sikkim. North Sikkim is truly a land of wonder and mysticism. The tropical forests and alpine highlands gives way to cold deserts and majestic peaks, hosting a gamut of life forms, landscapes, and folklores. The untrodden forests hold the…

A Pheasant Surprise

Written by Shweta Basnett It was November 2015. My field assistant, Sonam, and I  were  hiking down the hill after finishing our monthly bird count in Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary. The Sanctuary is located in the Sikkim Himalaya at an elevation of 4200m .  It is not unusual for the higher elevation areas in Sikkim to…