Well, i've done it. I'm now a member of the MNS - Madras Naturalist's Society. A recent newspaper article brought my attention to this group; reading through a blog by one of its members spurred me into action - i dragged myself out of bed this morning and landed at KFI, The School, where they hold their meetings at 9, the second sunday of each month. I was rewarded with the delightful company of many like-minded nature enthusiasts under the shade of the big ole banyan tree. Here's to many nature adventures in the days to come!