The Man Who Planted A Forest

Thirty-four years ago when he began to plant trees, no one, including him, had the slightest idea that his effort would give birth to an entire forest.

It all began with a dream he had in 1979 to plant trees on barren land for small animals and birds to build their homes on the tree tops.

Chasing his dream, Jadav Payeng, then a young lad, belonging to the Mishing tribal community in Jorhat district, in the north eastern state of Assam, began to plant trees regularly.

Decades later, the trees have transformed into a lush forest covering 550 hectares of land, home to wild elephants, tigers, rhinos and deer.

Similarly, he is growing trees on another 150 hectares of land, which is adjacent to the first forest he helped plant.
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The Secret World Hidden Beneath An Ant Hill

A completely fascinating look at the hidden world beneath an Ant Hill as a giant ant colony is pumped full of concrete then excavated to reveal the complexity of its inner structure. I was honestly quite taken aback by what’s revealed.

Clip taken from the amazing documentary called “Ants! Natures Secret Power”, well worth a watching the full thing: