Dr.Harish Bhat is a scientist in the field of habitat ecology and wildlife biology for 16 years at IISc, Bangalore. Highly knowledgeable on birds and plants of Western Ghats, he has authored several books. He is a consultant for the Forest Cell, Govt. of Karnataka, has served as Honorary Wildlife Warden, Bangalore, and is a Member of Biodiversity Management Committee (BBMP), a member in the CBSE syllabus committee, Directorate for text books, Govt. of Karnataka and more. He is also a recipient of the prestigious Karnataka Sahitya Academy Award, Govt. of Karnataka, for science literature. His book, Pusthaka Sogasu, has won the Best Book of the year award, in the Pakshi Prapancha (the world of birds) category as instituted by Kannada Pusthaka Pradhikara, Govt. of Karnataka. His vast experience in environmental education and reaching out to children is unmatched.