The pristine rainforests of the Western ghats is an absolute paradise for creatures that are small but has a significant impact on the ecosystem. Lizards, Frogs, Snakes, and countless other insects sing the rain song and shows exemplary adaptation to the ever changing environment.
Kalinga Mane is situated near the Agumbe ghat and on the fringes of the heart of the rainforest. The property is basic but very convenient and nature friendly. With monsoon rains for company, I spent my time walking around the tracks and small streams around the property, with a company of a trained guide, looking for Frogs and other denizens of the rainforest.
- Roux’s Forest calotes – Forest Lizard
- Knob Handed Shrub Frog
- Cat Snake
- Bi-coloured Frog
- Golden Frog
- Dancing Frog
- Moth and Caterpillar