Show Me the Way
April 16, 2008 10:25 AM Subscribe
What are some ways to tell the direction [North, East, South, West] you are headed? And more generally, what are some cool nature tricks you've learned through the years?
posted by cloeburner to science & nature (35 answers total) 48 users marked this as a favorite
I know of ones such as looking at where the moss is growing or where the sun is relative to the time of day, but there must be tons of direcitonal tips that I do not know. It would be great to hear of them, even ones that only apply to certain localities.
Additionally, nature tricks would be great to know as I set out into the great expanse. I know neat things like making whistles out of acorn tops and other semi-useful miscellany, but the more you know the better!
Perhaps a zine could come of all this information.