Friday, March 16, 2012

How to identify common Indian trees

My article on how to identify common Indian trees in today's Open Sesame. 

If you get a chance, do look at the print version. It has one of the pictures I sent them along with the article, and some links.

It is lovely when you start recognizing trees - it is like meeting old friends.  Spring is the best time to start learning to identify trees because the blossoms make it much easier for you. 

I was showing Puttachi all the trees I know on our daily walk in the lovely old  park near our home.  She was really fascinated, trying to identify them on her own based on what I had told her, and that made me think other children might be interested too, and thought of writing this article.  Puttachi was with me when we took pictures of the flowering trees, and she is really thrilled about the picture she helped take, appearing in her favourite newspaper.

My knowledge on trees is still woefully meager, and I am still working on it myself.  And it is good fun.

11 comments:

Bhavana said...

I make it a point to read Open Sesame always. Every time before I read the article I check who the author is. Its a pleasure to read your article and also I feel happy that I know the author :)
But today I missed it and now I checked it online.

Regards,
Bhavana

Sushma U N said...

Deccan Herald is her favourite newspaper? Is it yours too??
NOT nice!

Anonymous said...

Yes I saw it this morning and noticed your name too. Congrats! Really nice article.

Anonymous said...

That previous comment was mine :)
ano

Shruthi said...

Thanks, Bhavana :)

Sushma, for her age, Open Sesame carries more elements of interest than Young World :)

Ano, thanks!

Pooja said...

Lovely post. Thogh I have never seen cherry blossom in India. I am from Pune, which has nice weather just like Banglore. If possible can you post a pic of cherry blossom. I would love to spot it in Pune.

Rajnish said...

informative...
www.rajnishonline.blogspot.com

Brinda said...

Post all the other pictures you have taken, Shru.

Chatty Wren said...

Nice post Shruthi. I used to be a part of a nature club and we used to be able to identify a lot of flora and fauna. Would be great to get back to it with my kids. On an aside, I have tagged you and please feel free to take it up. Cheers!

bwl said...

superb…
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Shruthi said...

Pooja, I am looking out for them. I'll post it if I manage to take a photo.

Rajnish, BWL, thanks.

Amma, I will.

Chatty Wren, interesting tag! I've stopped doing tags, though :)

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