The Grey Forest in the Western Ghats

Print edition : November 10, 2017

The gate at the entrance to the Dhonavur Fellowship at Naraikadu. Photo: Ian Lockwood

Amy Carmichael. She came to Tirunelveli in 1901 and went on to set up the Dhonavur Fellowship as a home for children from less fortunate circumstances.

Beginning the walk into Naraikadu through a dry deciduous scrub forest. Photo: IAN LOCKWOOD

Growing wild at Naraikadu. Photo: Ian Lockwood

Jewel house in Naraikadu. Photo: Ian Lockwood

Clock tower on the Dhonavur Fellowship’s campus, part of a unique architectural aesthetic. Photo: IAN LOCKWOOD

The upper parts of the Naraikadu stream in the dry season. Photo: Ian Lockwood

A Log book at Jewel House. The logs are an invaluable record of citizen conservation and science in the Western Ghats. Photo: Ian Lockwood

Dhonavur primary school doorway showing the influence of Chinese design. Photo: Ian Lockwood

The evergreen forest canopy. Photo: Ian Lockwood

The riparian forest and the Naraikadu stream. Photo: IAN LOCKWOOD

Jerry Rajamanian on new land. He is a third-generation community member. Photo: IAN LOCKWOOD

Michael of Naraikadu. Photo: Ian Lockwood

Ezekiel Deva Irakkam measuring rainfall. Photo: IAN LOCKWOOD

Hylarana temporalis. Photo: IAN LOCKWOOD

Dragonfly. Photo: IAN LOCKWOOD

Pycnonotus gularis. Photo: Ian Lockwood

Pit Viper. Photo: Ian Lockwood

Troides minos. Photo: Ian Lockwood

Yellow flower. Photo: IAN LOCKWOOD

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