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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
Article and photos by Kelly Shea, who is currently living in Puebla, Mexico, studying Spanish and spending some much needed time as a global citizen. Similar to the life cycle of the monarch butterfly, I find myself here in Mexico … Continue reading
Story, photos, and artwork by James Gregory, Plymouth, MN. This the second submission Jim has made. To see more of Jim’s artwork and the work of his wife, Kristina go to: www.oldnaturalist.com/sharing-art-from-the-heart-of-the-earth/ “While skiing across frozen Parker’s Lake right … Continue reading
A true story by Eric Wickiser and the Old Naturalist. Only the names have changed. One day weasel and deer mouse traveled to one of the canyons in the Badlands of South Dakota to connect with the spirits of the … Continue reading
This is the 3rd in the series about millenials who are following their passion for nature and the Earth. Nicole Krauss is a graduate of Wayzata High School in Minnesota. Here is Nicole’s story: “I am going into … Continue reading
Many thanks to Grace Sheely for sharing this wonderful story. On the morning of September 2, 2014, I was thinking of all the students heading back to school and the excitement of their first day. My brooding thoughts were deeper … Continue reading
After an hour of exploring the backwaters of the creek, I turned towards shore and I saw a muskie following about 6 feet behind me. When I turned toward it, the muskie did not move away. This 3 foot fish … Continue reading