Showing posts from November 19, 2007
I cant stop getting amused, seeing people buy loads of sea shell products from the shore side shops in Digha, thinking they are buying some local products from digha as a momento of their visit and also for gift purposes. Do they know that these shells are not from the sea near Digha? but are brought from places far off in the south India like from the beaches of Trivandrum,Rameshwaram and other beaches in the region.

The Silver harvest

The Silver harvest...

Fisherwomen stack and sorting their prized catch of day. Soon it will be auctioned on the beach itself, where it is unloaded by the fishermen returning early in the morning on a beach near Digha. The fish that is in abundance today is a fish locally called as Chanda and is auctioned generally between Rs. 20-30 per Kg.

Pictures from Digha

Picture taken by me at Digha.

Grasshoppers live all over the world in open grasslands, feeding on grass or any other available leafy vegetation, and sometimes causing serious damage to crops. They are essentially solitary and residential species, often abundant as individuals, but which may occasionally migrate. Poecilocerus pictus lives on Ak plant in India. The short-winged, lubber grasshopper, Romalea microptera or Brachystola magna, is commonly used for class study in U.S.A.

Certain kinds are known as locusts, particularly the gregarious and migratory forms, which are highly destructive. There are several species of locusts in the world. Locusta migratoria of the Old World occurs from eastern Europe to the Philippines. The desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) extends from North Africa to north India. The Bombay locust (Cyrtacanthacris succinta) is confined to India. The chief North American species are the American locust (Schistocerca americana), the Carolina locust (Dissosteira c…