Kobita Dass Kolli is an amateur naturalist who has, since 2003, been working to introduce nature appreciation to 4th graders of Vidyaranya School, Hyderabad. She believes that creating a lasting relationship between children and nature would inspire them, and lead to respect for our environment. She derives immense joy doing habitat studies, and sharing her knowledge through tree walks, bird talks, nature and gardening forums. She worked at Titan Industries as a watch and jewellery watch designer, and has freelanced as an illustrator. She holds an MPhil degree in Plant Physiology from the University of Hyderabad.