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Author Archives: Lawrence Wade
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
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
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
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
For the past 25 years, a few of us have transformed an abandoned lot into a native prairie. The prairie is right beside a bike path and walkers often look at us in disbelief. One of our favorite quotes is: … Continue reading
For the past three nights (mid June) I have watched as many as a hundred fireflies blinking in my yard. This is so hopeful because for years I have rarely seen them. Twenty-five years ago, I remember walking out at … Continue reading
The Short Life of an Early Spring Bee. Look at this barren hillside. Who would guess that beneath the ground is a whole colony of bees awaiting the warmth of the sun, so they can emerge. Known as the cellophane … Continue reading
All photos by Alex Munoz Alex Munoz is an accomplished photographer and this is his second posting at Old Naturalist. His first post was titled Raw Beauty Unleashed and was published in Dec. 2017. Alex Munoz is from my home … Continue reading
Below is an excerpt from an expert tracker, Jonathan Poppele. He wrote the book, Animal Tracks: Midwest Edition: “Tracking is the study and interpretation of the footprints and other signs left behind by animals as they go about their lives. … Continue reading