Author Archives: Lawrence Wade

Animal Tracking Basics

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

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Call for Stories and Photos

Call for Stories, Poems and Art Have you had an interaction or made a connection with a living creature/plant that touched you? Would you like to share a story, a photo, a poem,  and art? Don’t be shy! All contributions … Continue reading

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Oceanography Lesson 4 – Rivers in the Sea

Oceanography 4 – Rivers in the Sea Ocean Currents, Prevailing Winds, and the Coriolis Effect Graphics by Stephen Bolles The ocean currents of the world play a very important role in our ocean system. The currents move throughout the oceans … Continue reading

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Animal Homes

Animal Homes This is a great time of year to study Animal Homes.  Below you will see a Youtube video I created in a park near my house. As you are watching the video, follow along and try to figure … Continue reading

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White-Tailed Deer

White Tailed Deer If you live in a suburban area, white tail deer can be pests eating  hostas and vegetables in your garden; destroying a young tree by making it a rubbing post during the rutting (mating) season. But white … Continue reading

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Going Solo in the BWCA

Holly Einess has a Biology degree from St. Olaf College and is a Minnesota Master Naturalist Volunteer. Her dream is for humans to welcome nature into their everyday lives and to live in kinship with their fellow creatures on this … Continue reading

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Oceanography Lesson 3 – Mapping the Sea Floor Depth Across the Atlantic Ocean

Graphics by Stephen Bolles Before starting this lesson, I recommend that you do the previous lesson on the Features of the Sea Floor. To do that lesson go to: http://oldnaturalist.com/?p=11077 We can’t start mapping the seafloor across the Atlantic Ocean … Continue reading

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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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