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Category Archives: Connecting to Nature
All photos by Old Naturalist Download the Winter Birds response sheet. Answer the questions using the text below. Click here for the Winter Birds PDF. Not all northern birds migrate south for the winter. A few birds eliminate the dangers … Continue reading
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Orquideario La Encantada Oaxaca Aventuras # 2
Cerca del pueblocito de Huayapam en el estado de Oaxaca, Méxíco es un tesero escondido. Se maneja por un camino de tierra y detrás de una puerta se encuentra una reserva de orquídeas, se llama, ‘Orquideario La Encantada’. Nuestro guía … Continue reading
Posted in Connecting to Nature, Nature Guardians 3 Comments
The Cloud People – Zapotec Culture Expressed Through Art
I had the honor to visit the taller (workshop) of Jacobo and María Ángeles, from San Martin Tilcajete a pueblo near the city of Oaxaca, Mexico. They are artists who carve and paint alebrijes, magical wooden creatures. To the artists, … Continue reading
Posted in Connecting to Nature, Photography/Art, Spanish 6 Comments
Spring Is Cancelled – Nature is not!
Thanks to all of the contributors to this post: Sabrina Harvey, Mary Goehle, Jules Ikhaml, and Jenny Boldt. Many of us living in the North Country are pretty sure that Spring is not going to come. But, there are those … Continue reading
Posted in Connecting to Nature, Nature Notes, Photography/Art, Spring 8 Comments
Road Less Traveled
Photos and text by Josh Lewandowski and Hue (pronounced Way) Dao. Follow Josh and Hue’s yearlong adventure: @joshlewandowski @hue2go You know the pictures, the ones with high-top econolines, moneyed sprinters, and colored vanagons perched precariously on lonely canyon rims or … Continue reading
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Winter Nature School – Mystery Hike # 3
This week on our nature hike, we will look for a number of mysteries that need to be solved. What to Do: 1. Participate virtually by watching the YouTube video below. 2, Take a screen shot or a sketch of … Continue reading
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Imbolc- From Darkness Towards the Light
Imbolc, Candlemas or Groundhog’s day has always been one of my favorites because the light returns in the seasonal cycles that earth travels in. It is the hope of springtime and warmth. A time to begin planning and planting and … Continue reading
Posted in Connecting to Nature, Winter 2 Comments
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
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
Posted in Connecting to Nature, Whales & Oceanography 5 Comments
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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