Dr. Avik Ray and Dr. Rajasri Ray conducted their ecological fieldwork and academic interaction in Purulia and Bankura district of West Bengal. During the visit, an interactive session on “Natural Resource Conservation and Management” with the under-graduate and post-graduate students of Pandit Raghunath Murmu Smriti Mahavidyalaya (P.R.M.S. College), Jamboni, Bankura was also organized. Dr. Subhasis Mahato, Faculty at Department of Forestry, was the local host and efficiently coordinated the entire program. He has also actively participated in the three-day long fieldwork surveying old trees in Bankura and Purulia.