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Uh...hang on, just give me a minute.

What is the most important scientific question of our time? [more inside]
posted by Demogorgon on Oct 12, 2009 - 44 answers

Help me find vivid books about man in nature.

Help me find books of a particular genre, or collection of similar genres. Specifically, books on living in or traveling through nature that have visual, picturesque language about the landscape/scenery/ecology. [more inside]
posted by Stryke11 on Oct 11, 2009 - 17 answers

I don't understand physics. How do atomic orbitals work?

I don't understand physics. How do atomic orbitals work? [more inside]
posted by jeb on Sep 21, 2009 - 28 answers

Cheap driving trip from LA?

Where can I go in SoCal for a 3 day weekend? [more inside]
posted by ValkoSipuliSuola on Sep 7, 2009 - 8 answers

Help me choose a DSLR.

Can anyone recommend a good action, landscaping, and travel DSLR in the $~1000 range? I tend to travel around and take pictures of nature, which include landscape as well as fast-moving animals. (Low light would be nice too, but I won't hold my breath.) I have read this, but it's from '07. I'd like updated recommendations.
posted by biochemist on Jul 20, 2009 - 10 answers

Where does my spirituality lie?

I don't follow a religion, and my spiritual life feels so empty without one that it bothers me enough to disrupt daily life. I believe in nature spirits, and I have a strong spiritual connection with nature. However, I also feel a connection to Christianity that I can't quite identify. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 6, 2009 - 46 answers

Klamath Falls, Oregon attractions?

Hiking, biking, camping in the Klamath Falls/Crater Lake, Southern Central Oregon area? [more inside]
posted by telstar on Jun 18, 2009 - 4 answers

How to repurpose my childhood tree?

A tree that I was sentimentally attached to has died. What long-lasting thing can make out of its wood? [more inside]
posted by sciapod on Jun 1, 2009 - 26 answers

Getting away from it all in the UK?

Secluded nature style summer holidays/vacations in the UK? [more inside]
posted by Mwongozi on May 13, 2009 - 10 answers

Appalachian Beauty

In a couple weeks, I am going to Great Smoky Mountains National Park to spend a few days. For those of you with experience there, please recommend the best features of the park. [more inside]
posted by netbros on Apr 22, 2009 - 15 answers

City Children need Nature too

How can I teach my child, who lives in the city, about nature? [more inside]
posted by twoleftfeet on Apr 18, 2009 - 17 answers

What is this leaf-like insect?

What is this insect that looks sort of like a leaf? [more inside]
posted by Dreamcast on Apr 12, 2009 - 6 answers

How to learn to draw trees and nature?

Recommend the best way to self-learn to draw trees and nature. [more inside]
posted by peripatew on Mar 31, 2009 - 15 answers

What is nature's formulary?

Physics-filter: in the context of a diatribe against memorization, a physics professor of mine once mentioned that she fell in love with the discipline because all of modern physics can be derived from a few foundational equations. So, what are they? [more inside]
posted by perissodactyl on Mar 18, 2009 - 16 answers

What herbs or vitamins or food makes more blood flow to the brain?

What herbs or vitamins or food will make more blood flow into my brain? [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Mar 18, 2009 - 20 answers

Is there an alternative to harmful herbicides that will kill weeds but not harm backyard wildlife?

Is there an alternative to harmful herbicides that will kill weeds but not harm backyard wildlife? My yard is full of weeds. It looks awful. We're having an awful time getting rid of the weeds because there are just too many to manually pull each out. So my husband wants to use a "Weed and Feed" or some similar weed killer on our entire lawn to kill the weeds, then start seeding grass. [more inside]
posted by feeshbitZ on Mar 14, 2009 - 32 answers

Looking for childhood Encyclopedia set.

I’m trying to remember the name of a set of themed encyclopedias for children from my childhood. [more inside]
posted by studentbaker on Mar 9, 2009 - 11 answers

There goes the neighborhood

Are there any species other than humans whose own success (at procreation, expansion, etc.) has threatened or ruined their habitat? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Mar 3, 2009 - 18 answers

a great coffee table book about birds, etc?

I'm looking for a big beautiful coffee table book about birds, wetlands or nature or similar ...preferably with lots of pictures and less text. It's a gift. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by dahliachewswell on Feb 24, 2009 - 10 answers

The inconceivable nature of nature

How much do criss-crossing electromagnetic waves affect one another? [more inside]
posted by Eiwalker on Feb 21, 2009 - 8 answers

Camping, hiking, backpacking suggestions for a beginner in the Midwest?

Summer isn't THAT far off . . . already trying to come up with camping/hiking spots in the Midwest for once it gets warm. Help! Looking for specific recommendations for spots in the IL/IA/WI area, plus whatever other random camping and backpacking tips you want to throw my way. Bonus points for places I can bring my dog, although I don't mind leaving her with my parents for a week either. [more inside]
posted by lblair on Feb 12, 2009 - 18 answers

Survival tips&tricks?

Where can I find some tips&tricks for camping in the nature? [more inside]
posted by tseo on Feb 2, 2009 - 12 answers

Strange Tree. What is it?

I was at the Bogor Daily Photo blog earlier today and saw a picture of a 'Strange Tree' that one of the site's contributors, Alaya, posted with the words " found the tree with strange fruit on the road near botanical garden. anyone know what kind of tree is it? ". I waited the whole day but no answer was forthcoming . I thought it looks like a fruit-bearing parasitic plant that i might have seen somewhere before.The photo piqued my curiosity so I thought I will ask the Mefites. I am sure Alaya will be ever so thankful too. :)
posted by kryptos on Dec 28, 2008 - 8 answers

How does a dog-owner non-driver enjoy a getaway in upstate NY?

How do I escape NYC for a few days and commune with nature upstate, in winter, with my dog? Oh, and I don't know how to drive. [more inside]
posted by cardamom on Dec 8, 2008 - 6 answers

How to get rid of lots of yard waste?

I have a bunch of limbs and vines that I need to get rid of - probably a whole dump truck full. What's the most environmentally friendly way to get rid of them? [more inside]
posted by adverb on Oct 10, 2008 - 11 answers

Activities for a four-year-old who has to be up in the middle of the night

Midnight activities for a 4-year-old that he wouldn't get a chance to do during the day? My son is having an EEG tomorrow during the day. They want him sleep-deprived so he'll sleep without sedation. I'm supposed to get him up for the day at 3:30 am. He's not a morning person at all, so to keep him awake I'm looking for exciting things to do/observe/etc. that wouldn't be possible during his normal waking hours. We're in the east end of Toronto near the Don Valley, so both big-city and nature/wildlife type activities may be possibilities.
posted by winston on Sep 21, 2008 - 20 answers

Too many spiders!

I need spider control options, please! [more inside]
posted by pdb on Aug 8, 2008 - 7 answers

weekend trip from Boston?

My boyfriend, our two small dogs, and I would like to take a weekend trip in the Boston area soon... We want cost-effective, swimming opportunities, quaintness, dog-friendly, nature... Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by lalalana on Jul 30, 2008 - 13 answers

Melodious Melodica in the Mystic Mist

Two questions about Argentina. First, does anyone know any good hot springs [termas] that are not exceedingly far from Buenos Aires. Second, does anyone know any music stores in Buenos Aires where I could acquire a melodica or other instruments for not too many pesos. [more inside]
posted by cloeburner on Jun 29, 2008 - 1 answer

Where should I take my mom hiking near Olympia, WA?

What's a good place to take my Mom hiking in the Olympia, WA area? She's got endurance for a decently long, steep walk, but she's afraid of heights and won't walk on loose or slippery surfaces. [more inside]
posted by scose on Jun 15, 2008 - 4 answers


What does the hive mind know about these bees? [more inside]
posted by donnagirl on Jun 10, 2008 - 20 answers

Scared bird herd (flock)

Why are some birds less scared than other birds? [more inside]
posted by djstig on Jun 3, 2008 - 4 answers

a piece of work

I'm looking for quotations or video clips which deal with what it means to be human. [more inside]
posted by Pater Aletheias on May 30, 2008 - 23 answers

Where should we go in Eastern Tennessee?

Help me find little-known destinations in the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area, please! [more inside]
posted by TrinaSelwyn on May 16, 2008 - 8 answers

Most scenic route from LA to Detroit?

This weekend I will be driving a roadster from Las Angeles to Detroit with a buddy. Help me find winding, hilly or mountainy roads with great views of nature to see on my way. Twisty mountain roads are always preferred over long straightaways. (Bonus if they aren't too much out of my way, thought I don't mind changing my route somewhat.) So far I am thinking of passing through Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, and Rocky Mountain National Park. (Google map)
posted by parma on May 6, 2008 - 9 answers

Squirrels are crunchy

If I feed my cat more often will he stop bringing home his own snacks from the wild? [more inside]
posted by Kioki-Silver on Apr 18, 2008 - 31 answers

Show Me the Way

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? [more inside]
posted by cloeburner on Apr 16, 2008 - 35 answers

Nature in Austin?

AustinNatureFilter: What are the best places in and around Austin, Texas to explore the Natural History of the area? [more inside]
posted by gavia on Apr 4, 2008 - 10 answers

Manchester, NH Novice hiking now that the weather is getting better?

Manchester, NH Novice hiking trails nearby a couple of miles or more long, now that the weather is getting better? [more inside]
posted by prodevel on Apr 4, 2008 - 4 answers

Women who live unconventional lives and the books that depict them

Women loners, recluses, survivalists, they lived alone and liked it that way. Which books details their lives? [more inside]
posted by watercarrier on Mar 16, 2008 - 27 answers

Beautiful places to rent cabin near Westchester?

What are some beautiful places in or within an hour of Westchester where a group of 20-30 could rent inexpensive cabin(s) for the night? Big plus if it is beautiful AT night, too. Thanks.
posted by Malad on Feb 23, 2008 - 2 answers

JG Ballard and a quote about Nature

JG Ballard said something about our pornography-addicted culture being due to a disconnect with nature, but I don't have an exact quote. So with hat in hand, I appeal to the hive mind. [more inside]
posted by survivorman on Jan 18, 2008 - 2 answers

They came from outer space!

Why is my snow covered yard crawling with caterpillars? [more inside]
posted by donmateo on Jan 14, 2008 - 5 answers

Good camera equipment for nature photography?

What sort of setup do I need for decent nature photography? [more inside]
posted by L. Fitzgerald Sjoberg on Dec 18, 2007 - 13 answers

where can I find dramatic stills of lion taking down buffalo?

where can I find dramatic stills of lion taking down buffalo? [more inside]
posted by starr226 on Dec 15, 2007 - 8 answers

Cheeky Web Site

Trying to remember a web site from some time back. Guy had pictures of some of the most beautiful places on the Planet. The pics included himself, back to camera, and bare-assed. Little help?
posted by JABof72 on Oct 13, 2007 - 6 answers

Seeing the industrial and political landscape of the southwest

I'm taking a road trip through the southwest, and I'd like to see places with an interesting backstory or that show you "behind the scenes." I'm interested in places with political, economic, environmental, or industrial significance. Can you recommend some? [more inside]
posted by salvia on Sep 30, 2007 - 9 answers

How can it be that there exists not a single example of a working wheel in nature?

How can it be that there exists not a single example of a working wheel in nature, which after all gave us (among other things) the eyeball?
posted by It ain't over yet on Sep 23, 2007 - 41 answers

Help me chase the fall!

I'm looking for people's past experiences visiting Julian, California. [more inside]
posted by AsRuinsAreToRome on Sep 20, 2007 - 14 answers

How do you explain God, death, and infinity to a 5-year old?

How do you explain God, death, and infinity to a 5-year old? Please recommend a book or online resource for explaining philosophy, existentialism, and other abstract concepts to a young child not yet capable of abstract cognitions. [more inside]
posted by jujube on Sep 13, 2007 - 45 answers

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