Visit us on Facebook and post your own nature photos!
Nature Seeker Workbook!
Nature Seeker Workbook: $10 plus $3.50 shipping! Click the picture above for more details!
Whales In The Classroom Presents: Oceanography
Whales in the Classroom present: Oceanography: $10. plus $3.50 shipping. Click on the picture for more details!
Getting to Know the Whales
Getting To Know The Whales: $10 plus $3.50 shipping. Click the picture above for more details!
Category Archives: Nature Notes
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
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
Mid FebruaryI heard my first signs of spring. What birds were calling in the cold? (cardinal and “fee bee” call of the chickadee) Mid March – Vole tunnels in the grass as the snow melts. Late MarchPussy Willows in the … Continue reading
We are lucky to have guest blogger, Nanci Olesen, share her relationship with nature through art and text. When I first saw Nanci’s work in a Minneapolis Star Tribune article (http://www.startribune.com/will-publish-in-different-format/504165212/), I was touched by the intimacy of her sketches … Continue reading
Mindo Cloud Forest, Ecuador. For two days, we took early morning hikes with our superb birding guide, Lucia, who pointed out numerous species of tanagers and other birds. After two days, Lucia told us about the Cock of the Rock. … Continue reading
Editor Note: View all videos on full screen. The Galapagos Islands truly are enchanted, often I felt like I was walking in a dream and wondering whether it was really real. Lawrence Wade I have never been in an area … Continue reading
Photos and text by Julie, Jim, Curran Ikhaml, and the Old Naturalist. The town of Luverne is in the Southwestern corner of Minnesota and is a very interesting areas for a naturalists, geologists, and historians. The Ikhamls take us on … Continue reading
Observing nature is a process of discovery – of finding the story behind what you are seeing – of SEEing more and so finding yourself woven into the story as well. Over the past week I have been tracking the … Continue reading
Would you pay $50 to go out on a ship, possibly get seasick, stand in the cold and get soaked for 3 hours, just to get a glimpse of a whale? It turns out there are millions of people a … Continue reading
This is the first in a series of postings about our relationships with the land and the wild places that are in our hearts. Through text and photographs, Dale Antonson shares with readers his connection with Nerstrand Woods. The path … Continue reading