Baya Weaver: Bird with upside down nest

Baya weaver is a small bird just like the house sparrow but with a yellow/orange tinge on the head. These are popular birds in Nepal due to their amazing nest-building skills. Locally they are called Tope Chara (तोप चरा ). The nest is built upside down with the entry point at the bottom. It looks … Read more

Bottle Gourd Fruit Cycle

Bottle gourd is a cucurbitaceous summer seasonal vegetable. This post gives the pictorial flowering and fruiting cycle of the Bottle gourd. Male flower of bottle gourd (slender pedicel/stem) Female flower with ovary (swollen pedicel/stem) Bud stage of flower/fruit Flower opening Fruit set and fruit growth after pollination Growing fruit Vine tendrils for climbing/support