Seed Pods

My thanks to Richard Webber for spotting and snapping these seed pods in a tree. They have aligned with the prevailing southwesterly winds.

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The Voyage of the Beagle

One of the first things that Charles Darwin discovered, during his epic travels on board the Beagle, was a dramatic natural navigation clue. Darwin was…

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Tongues of Ice

I’m just back from six days in Cairngorms in the Scottish Highlands. In the foreground of the first picture you can probably make out some…

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The Art of White Edges

This morning was filled with a breezy walk up to Halnaker Windmill. The sun was out for most of the way up the hill, but…

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Fog Navigation

This morning brought with it a nice thick radiation fog, which the sun will probably burn off soon. There is not forecast to be much…

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Wayfinding with Lees

On outdoor courses one of the ways that I try to keep participant’s senses sharp is by telling them that I expect them to spot…

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Winter vs Summer Navigation

Summer is kinder to the naturalist (and indeed the naturist) in many ways, but not all. This picture shows how both the sun and the…

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