Author Archives: Lawrence Wade

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. Thanks to Veronica Smith for the catchy title. Mom’s the Word Robert Pitman, Whale Biologist, NMFS I was aboard a Japanese research … 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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A Quarter Century at the Friends of the Trail Prairie

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

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Was Tinker Bell a Firefly?

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

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