OUZO is a popular Drink in Greece that  is derived  from Fennel Seeds and Anise.

Fennel ( English), Saunf ( Hindi), Foeniculum vulgare ( Scientific name) is a spice or herb that has its roots and origins in the Mediterranean region.

These lovely fields of Fennel Blooms were taken in Raipur, Rajasthan near Ajmer.

Bees ( Apis cerana indica) and Ladybirds or Ladybugs ( family Coccinellidae) ,Anisolemnia dilatata ( Scientific name)  were intoxicated by the awesome fragrance that hung over these field and thronged the inflorescence in hundreds.

Need I say  more, be Enchanted.

saunf field.JPG

Ladybirds act as bio-pesticides as they are the natural predators of Aphids which attack these Herbal  plants.

bee and ladybird
ladybird on anise



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mukul chand

51 year old entrepreneur who has traveled extensively around the world for work and pleasure , is based in New Delhi, India. A passionate traveler born with a love for flora and fauna, is an active naturalist and amateur photographer. Here he shares his unique insight into Incredible India revealing its mysterious and exotic treasures. Writing from his heart he shares his experiences as he crisscrosses this vast and amazing land.

34 thoughts on “BEES ,LADYBIRDS and ANISE”

  1. I love love love Ouzo, but I love Arak even more. It’s the Middle Eastern version, a little more fiery and less sweet. Still, like anything made with fennel, very good for calming intestinal grumblings, and excellent in Turkish coffee! My Ayurvedic physician would faint if he heard this Pitta aggravating stuff. So he won’t hear 😈

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