Author Archives: Lawrence Wade

Oceanography Lesson 2 – Features of the Sea floor and Climate Change

Features of the Sea Floor Graphics by Stephen Bolles The sea floor has many unique features. The mid ocean ridges are undersea mountain ranges that extends 42,000 miles throughout the Earth. The ocean trenches form the deepest areas of the … Continue reading

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Oceanography Lesson 1 – Pangaea and Plate Tectonics

Graphics by Stephen Bolles The Earth itself has many stories to tell because it is always changing. One of the stories has to with the continent known as Pangaea. The Earth has not always looked the  way it does now, … Continue reading

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Cierva Cove, Antarctica

Photos and text by Jane Ball. Jane is a frequent contributor to the Old Naturalist. She has traveled the Earth and is a true guardian of our Planet. To me, Cierva Cove in Antarctica is one of the truly magical places … Continue reading

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Open Ocean Odysseys

Readers Robert Pitman, James Cotton, Diane Kaplan, Jen and Jordan Ganley share their stories about being at sea. Mom’s the Word Robert Pitman, Whale Biologist, NMFS I was aboard a Japanese research vessel and we approached a pod of sperm … Continue reading

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The Beauty and Value of Fungus in a Forest Ecosystem

A fungus photo essay by Jen Ganley who is from New England; Janine Pung who is from Minnesota; and Jim Cotton from Redwood country, Northern California; Maria Montero, from Minnesota. Thanks to Ron Spinosa of the Minnesota Mycological Society for … Continue reading

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Holiday Sale of Nature and Ocean Books

During the holidays, you can buy my books at a 60% discount off from the retail price. Each book is priced at $10. I will sign all books. Nature Seeker Workbook Nature Seeker Workbook is the product of 20 years … Continue reading

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Good Use for a Road-kill Deer

Guest Posting by Dean Hansen. Dean has contributed to Old Naturalist over the years. I noticed a road-killed deer near my land just east into Wisconsin from my home in Stillwater.  I registered the deer online and dragged it onto my … Continue reading

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Finding Balance in Nature

I am thrilled to share this posting that includes the voices of so many people who love nature. I hope you have time to enjoy the creative energy that they have expressed through their photography, stories, poetry and art.   … Continue reading

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Teach me How to Be a Forest

Most humans walk by us and think, “It is just a tree.” But a few humans stop and listen and realize we are so much more than “just a tree”. Listening to trees Consider this a “mindfulness” activity that includes … Continue reading

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Mind in the Waters

Some of us would rather spend our lives underwater. The welcome arms of nature allows us to become part of something that is greater than ourselves. Editor note: Click the photo to get a full screen view.     Poetry … Continue reading

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