“Natural navigation is the rare art of finding your way using nature”

Tristan Gooley | Author of “How to Read Water”

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Mysterious Silver-Grey Splotches on Water

If you spot strange silver-grey patches on the surface of shallow fresh water, it is a sign that a pigeon has been enjoying a bath. The effect is caused mainly by a white powder, the dust from a pigeon's down feathers. A little wax and…

Marsh-marigolds and Shallow Water

The Marsh-marigolds are coming into bloom around our pond. They are a little early, April being more typical. Marsh-marigoldsare one of the earliest vivid wetland signs.Their brilliant yellow is a sure sign of shallow water and can indicate a trickle of water from a distance.…