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The world is just awesome.

I want to mainline wonder! Recommend me nonfiction books or films (science, nature, history, culture, the human mind) that will make me fall in love with the world we live in. [more inside]
posted by stuck on an island on Apr 15, 2012 - 35 answers

Pretty Plant Related Engagement Rings

Looking for ideas for a nature inspired engagement ring. [more inside]
posted by Sentus on Apr 2, 2012 - 25 answers

Wanderlust

My Italian nephew is the proud owner of a Greyhound bus pass. His pass is valid for two months, he speaks decent English, loves nature, and he is not afraid to sleep on the bus. He just arrived from New York City to Oklahoma City, where he will be based for a while. What loops around the US should he travel?
posted by francesca too on Mar 18, 2012 - 18 answers

I want to hike!

(Michigan filter) Looking for good , woods, and isolation. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by handbanana on Mar 15, 2012 - 5 answers

Help me figure out what to do with my life.

How do I figure out what I want to do and where I want to live and move to the other side of the country at the same time? Nature, dislike of large cities, an acting career...loooots of text inside, lots of explanation. Help! [more inside]
posted by Emms on Mar 14, 2012 - 13 answers

Why do pine trees make a thumping noise?

Help me figure out why I hear and feel a thumping noise when I sit next to pine trees. [more inside]
posted by huxham on Mar 9, 2012 - 9 answers

Peer review review

Can you help me figure out number of papers per year for a few top journals? [more inside]
posted by Buckt on Dec 30, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me find the photographer of this nature image

This photograph is gorgeous! I would like to know the photographer, and where I can buy a high quality print. I checked TinEye, but didn't see anything that wasn't just imagedumps on sketchy-looking sites...
posted by snowleopard on Dec 3, 2011 - 6 answers

JRail accessible waterfalls between Osaka and Hiroshima.

JRail accessible waterfalls between Osaka and Hiroshima. [more inside]
posted by Tell Me No Lies on Nov 27, 2011 - 5 answers

Why was there an orange X on this dead sea turtle?

Why was there an orange X on this dead sea turtle? [more inside]
posted by ElizabethEllis on Nov 14, 2011 - 5 answers

Seeking peaceful NY Christmas getaway with dogs

My husband and I live in New York City. We have two weeks of vacation that we need to use by year's end, and are looking for a place to go during Christmas- outside of the city- for some natural beauty and relaxation. [more inside]
posted by catrae on Oct 26, 2011 - 8 answers

It's Syllabus Time

I'm designing a university course on the grand ol' theme of humanity's place in nature. What are some readings on this topic, from any discipline, that have fascinated/moved/influenced you? [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Oct 19, 2011 - 42 answers

I can haz owtsidez?

Please help me win my FaceBook debate (or, at least, learn something new): MUST dogs be walked? Is it truly better for cats to be only indoors? Are cats less domesticated than dogs? I'd like fact-based support, not ASPCA party line. Gimme Science! [more inside]
posted by _paegan_ on Sep 1, 2011 - 30 answers

All I want is a humble cabin in the woods and a five-star chef

Looking for a nice accessible vacation spot in Quebec or Ontario - forest, lake, canoes. Must be a hotel or at least have locked doors and food nearby on foot. Most important: I have to be able to get there without a car! [more inside]
posted by L'Estrange Fruit on Jul 28, 2011 - 8 answers

He's free now. He went back to the trees.

My first "Whats this bug?" ! [more inside]
posted by shesaysgo on Jul 7, 2011 - 3 answers

Novels for Nature Nuggets

BookFilter: Seeking recommendations for book-club-type novels or short story collections about nature and the outdoors. [more inside]
posted by Miko on Jun 27, 2011 - 27 answers

Nature near St. Louis

Help me be outdoorsy in St. Louis, Missouri. [more inside]
posted by Karmacane on Jun 25, 2011 - 12 answers

App-4-that-filter: Nature deficit disorder

I'm sometimes worried about the kids who spend so much time playing video games when its so nice outside. So I got really excited about this metafilter thread about leafsnap, which uses facial recognition technology to identify tree leaf species! What other personal or portable technologies are out there that engage people, especially young adults with nature/the environment rather than distance them from it? [more inside]
posted by iiniisfree on Jun 6, 2011 - 13 answers

What I need to consider before spending 3-5 days in SoCal mountains/desert/brush

Trying to spend 3-4 days in the woods/hills of Southern California [more inside]
posted by sawyerrrr on Jun 5, 2011 - 18 answers

Table for one please

Planning a vacation for one. Something within driving distance of my home. Something relaxing, interesting, surrounded by nature and quiet. Wouldn't mind a place that offers up meditation classes perhaps massages etc. I live in Iowa again prefer nature setting but am willing to travel. Anybody know of something in this area that fits that description? [more inside]
posted by gypseefire on May 19, 2011 - 2 answers

What are some good ant documentaries.

Looking for quality documentaries (and/or books) about ants and other colony insects. [more inside]
posted by distorte on May 12, 2011 - 16 answers

Which Caribbean Island for our family vacation?

I am planning a summer vacation with my wife and 8-year old daughter. We would like the majority of our vacation to include beach combing and hammocks, kayaking, snorkeling and hiking. Which Caribbean island would be best for this? [more inside]
posted by jlowen on Apr 28, 2011 - 9 answers

The Song of the Gregarious Polygynous Pinniped

I would like a full CD/LP of bearded seals, please. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Apr 21, 2011 - 13 answers

Another Ohio tourist question

Where to spend a week in June near or between Cleveland and Columbus. [more inside]
posted by Pax on Apr 13, 2011 - 6 answers

ID this tree for me?

I took a picture and posted it on my site as a desktop wallapaper. I would like to title the image with the appropriate name of the tree — it was taken at Chicago Botanic Garden. Can someone identify this type of tree? the image is here thanks
posted by denaps on Apr 7, 2011 - 9 answers

Obvious Mushroom Joke

Help! I'm looking for a source where I can buy about 30 Ganoderma applanatum fungi, also known as shelf fungus, bracket mushrooms, and artist conks. The idea is to use them for an art workshop, so they need to be blank. I'm really striking out on Google. Any ideas?
posted by Miko on Apr 5, 2011 - 6 answers

Resolve this Paradox

Resolve this paradox! I'd like to combine the following: volunteering, nature&fresh air, and the New York City environs. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by enzymatic on Feb 19, 2011 - 10 answers

Because I said so is a better argument

Help me formulate a response to the "personal responsibility" argument. [more inside]
posted by TorontoSandy on Feb 15, 2011 - 20 answers

Help supply our windowless office with a little dose of nature

What images or video should we play on our office TV as a pleasant background? Basically, we want a fake window to a nicer world. [more inside]
posted by you're a kitty! on Feb 9, 2011 - 16 answers

Edge of your seat science!

What are some jawdroppingly awesome videos about science? [more inside]
posted by ian1977 on Jan 31, 2011 - 19 answers

Naturalism - the tree-identifying kind, not the get-naked-at-the-beach kind.

Books and/or websites to help me become a naturalist? [more inside]
posted by r_nebblesworthII on Jan 22, 2011 - 9 answers

Kid friendly spas in the Bay Area? Do such things exist?

Never fear: AskMeFi is here! Can anyone come to the rescue with referrals to kid-tolerant spas or very relaxing hotels/B&Bs within reasonable driving distance of the Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by Grrlscout on Jan 9, 2011 - 4 answers

Unearthed Cellar Ecosystem Documentary?

I'm looking for the title of a nature documentary about an ecosystem unearthed under a cellar, full of blind white insects and spiders. [more inside]
posted by One Second Before Awakening on Jan 3, 2011 - 1 answer

The explorer's life, depicted in words and pictures.

Is there a term for travel accounts of explorers, both fictional and real-life? Also, tell me some of your favorites. [more inside]
posted by actionpact on Dec 11, 2010 - 22 answers

Gender nonconformity and sexuality

How strong is the correlation between non gender conformity and homosexuality? [more inside]
posted by antgly on Dec 1, 2010 - 32 answers

Outdoor activities in the Sydney area for a family with a five-year-old and no car?

Outdoor activities in the Sydney area for a family with a five-year-old and no car? [more inside]
posted by AmbroseChapel on Sep 21, 2010 - 11 answers

Music of the Forest

Soft, sweet, beautiful, modern, folksy music that you might find sad but would NOT qualify as "depressing"? [more inside]
posted by aintthattheway on Sep 10, 2010 - 101 answers

Feet in the water.

Feet in the water in Philadelphia or New York? Someone I care about and I have been through a rough time, and we're looking for a non-creepy, non-scummy body of water or river where we can take off our shoes and socks, dangle our feet in, and just sit for a while.
posted by zeek321 on Sep 5, 2010 - 7 answers

Questions Thoreau might have asked before going to Walden for 9 months

Looking for advice of the virtues and pitfalls, or personal stories of choosing a long term nature awareness and primitive skills program for myself. Specifically looking at this one. [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Sep 4, 2010 - 0 answers

Bop til ya drop?

Calling all natural scientists/nature experts. Is life like an arc? Or an arrow? Or something else? Looking for examples from nature to help me ponder the shape of life-and-death. [more inside]
posted by Paris Elk on Aug 7, 2010 - 17 answers

Double Hummingbird, Oh My God, It's So Intense! (But what kind were they?)

I want to learn more about wildlife/natural science in my local area. Can you recommend books? More on what I'm looking for inside. [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Aug 1, 2010 - 13 answers

What kind of tree with sour leaves did we chew on at camp when I was a kid?

When I was a kid, I went to a summer camp in North Georgia for several summers. There was this one tree near the main parking lot that, for some reason, we all used to pull leaves off of and chew on them. They had a really pleasant sour taste. Anyone know what kind of tree it might have been? [more inside]
posted by ivey on Jul 19, 2010 - 8 answers

Tulum or Cozumel or Both (and things to do)?

Tulum and Cozumel - which one or both, and what to see and do for an outdoorsy / photographer / SCUBA type... [more inside]
posted by jnnla on Jul 13, 2010 - 11 answers

Nature Book!

Book recommendation! Need a gift, fast! Nonfiction or fiction, but must deal in some way with humanity's relationship with the natural environment. [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Jul 9, 2010 - 33 answers

Flight 22 is off to honolulu

I'm going to Kauai for a week at the end of the month. Looking for good suggestions of things to see/places to eat. [more inside]
posted by orville sash on Jul 7, 2010 - 8 answers

Whooo Whooo Where Are You

I want to see an owl. [more inside]
posted by missmary6 on Jul 3, 2010 - 19 answers

Where should I go?

Planning a quick respite. A brief reprieve from the ridiculousness of life. I'm thinking a day out of DC, (maybe) overnight, somewhere picturesque, would be just the ticket! Where should I go? [more inside]
posted by ihavepromisestokeep on Jul 2, 2010 - 10 answers

elderly man seeks birds, will love unconditionally. must not freak out children.

Bird-watching books and gadgets for a bird-loving (but novice) 70 year old man? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Jul 1, 2010 - 20 answers

Science Fiction + Nature + Movies

I'm making a list of science fiction movies that have as a theme the relationship between humans and the natural world. Help me find more! [more inside]
posted by mulkey on Jun 18, 2010 - 42 answers

English Sights for a Young Girl

Where would you go and what would you do if you're a young museum- and nature-loving teen on her first trip to England? [more inside]
posted by Hardcore Poser on Jun 13, 2010 - 25 answers

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