GBBC | Great Backyard Bird Count
Koaw is a biologist sharing knowledge of our natural world as well as outdoors activities.
Koaw Nature's mission is to reconnect the Millennial generation with nature, and in doing so, become positive influences on a younger generation.
Mission: : To share knowledge of our world.
GBBC | Great Backyard Bird Count
A hungry honey badger and a fearless mole snake are locked in a deadly battle, with survival at stake. Both animals know enough to target each other's weak s...
Just a fun little trick.
I will make water disappear! Mwahahahaha! (I'll show you how this trick is done and maybe you can try it out on your friends one day.) Don't keep reading the...
Man sees fox. Man follows fox. Man observes fox. Man respects fox. On a whim I tracked and followed this red fox for four hours! Here's the story plus we'll ...
I touched on this topic when examining the current administration's environmental policies.
It's a brief article that is worth a read.
In this waking nightmare, the Trump administration has filled the parks department with anti-public land sycophants * We’re expanding our public lands project this year. Read more here. * Help us raise $1.5m to support the Guardian’s journalism in 2020, including our coverage of environment, cli...
My grandmother broke her hip the day she was going to put her late husband to rest. I needed inspiration. I quickly put this one together. Cheers! -K
Sometimes life just plops a gnawing ant onto our head. Nature offers us the motivation and recovery so we can fight the battles important to us! Join #teamko...
Looks like a sea urchin right?!
That’s a #macro shot of a giant leopard moth larva (Hypercompe scribonia).
The bristles look like a daunting defense mechanism and do provide a sturdy wall of protection. Yet, those pointy pokers aren’t utricant and most likely won’t cause you skin irritation. When I was a boy, I let a caterpillar with utricating setae crawl all over my stomach—lesson learned!
Still be gentle if you pick up a larva!
Happy New Year to you and may you see many a wonderful sights and animals in 2020!
#lepidoptera #moth #moths #animallover #outdoors #getoutdoors #animals #animal #wildlifephotography #wildlifephoto #natureporn #insects #insect #teamkoaw #animalsofinstagram
@ Reston, Virginia
It was requested from a Patron from Patreon and now I've made it! Enjoy!
Be a part of Koaw Nature here at https://www.patreon.com/KoawNature
This was way more fun (and liberating 😂) than I thought it'd be! A bit painful too. Outtakes at end so stick around! I've bought a kilt and a book of Scottis...
I've gone out to heal in nature and honor my grandfather. Galen M. Mook and Caesar Villacorta have joined for parts of this outdoors activity!
It's hard losing someone we love; cookies, pie and kringle help. I'll show you the outdoors activity I've used to find closure and pay respects to my recentl...
Gecko guide Caesar Villacorta takes us to a reptile expo! So cool!
Ever been to a reptile expo? It's something you should experience at least once! Hamburg, Pennsylvania has a great show with Pacman frogs, Gaboon vipers, pyt...
I'm no longer a step-counter watch virgin!
Did I really move THAT much?! My ma is in town so I jacked her Fitbit for the day and the results were surprising! Maybe this is beneficial for adding enjoym...
The banned book! But yeah...wow!
Wow! I read the John Green novel, which was widely-banned due to sexually explicit descriptions and offensive language. I'll share my opinion and hopefully c...
This week: Gecko expert Caesar Villacorta joins me as we search for salamanders in the woods!
The toxic eastern newt subspecies was our main goal to find. Check out the amazing creatures we encountered! I'll also cover the toxic secretion of the red-s...
A video to add leisure while you work and study! Big thanks to Sarah Larson for helping select the music and convincing me to make this video!
Relax and enjoy this great background for study, meditation and work! These are all butterflies I filmed and identified within Virginia, Wisconsin, and Illin...
For parents needing an awesome activity for their kids!
Parents - Your kids will adore you even more after giving them a treasure hunt outdoors! (Plus I'll share with you the important educational aspect hidden wi...
Have a feeder? You should definitely do this!
Help the birds with some easy observations this winter! You can do some good and have fun with this activity. I'm super excited to see what birds are visitin...
We're getting a bit sentimental this week.
We never know when our time is up. This activity is about leaving advice for our children just in case. Most of the advice I've left is practical and sentime...
I've been battling a nasty cold for the last couple of weeks so I put together this video in lieu of a Casual Outdoors Weekly. Cheers!
Real underwater footage of a lake with freshwater fishes. Background or screen saver for relaxing, working and studying. More to come! I also am producing a ...
Rugged fishermen test out 'fishing yoga' in this week's video. =)
Fishing and yoga together!? Hilarious yet somewhat practical. I found some rugged fishermen willing to incorporate common yoga poses into their fishing routi...
We're back from our #ClimateStrike with this Casual Outdoors Activity! Though we always keep pushing for action to address global warming!
The secret is in the light source! We'll also talk about why moths are attracted to light with celestial orientation theory. This is a super chill outdoors a...
I found this little fella in an eerily dark hemlock forest. It's forked tongue is picking up my scent by capturing molecules in the air for the Jacobson's organ to process. This snake is probably tasting my Old Spice deodorant. 😂
Oh yeah, that's a common garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis).
#snake #reptile #snakes #reptiles #animals #animal #animalsofinstagram #wildlifephotography #wildanimals #tongue #natureporn #naturelover #nature #animales #getoutdoors #outdoors #life #animalshots #wild #Wisconsin #herp #herping
Honey badgers are just so clever...
World Central Kitchen
WCK’s amphibious food relief vehicle in action! Because the bridge to Little Abaco washed out, communities from Cedar Harbor to Fox Town to Crown Haven have been difficult to reach. So we just drove around the bridge to deliver fresh fruit & meals to 5 towns! #ChefsForBahamas
This week's release!
15ft down (4.5m) + GoPro + SMELLY bait = bullhead beauty! Plus we'll talk about those new electric eel (Electrophorus) species! (BTW - They are really knifef...
I just love the lie-and-wait position of this cryptically camouflaged hunter!
Perhaps she is also meditating, pondering upon the necessities of clean energy and saying, “Solar energy is so amazing!” 🌞
I would reply to the spider, “Ms. Spider, don’t forget nuclear energy as a clean energy source!”
Wow…I’m tired. 😜 But I did interview a nuclear energy expert last week and put that video up on Koaw Nature’s YouTube!!!
👩🔬 My special guest debunks five common myths about nuclear energy as she shares her knowledge and experience in the field of clean energy.
Check it out! 👉 YOU SHOULD KNOW THESE THINGS! Link in bio or you can just find the Koaw Nature channel on YouTube by typing things with your fingers…or talking to your device…or singing to it.
FYI – I believe that spider is a white-banded crab spider (Misumenoides formosipes), based on the placement of the eyes, but I am yet to get a confirmation on that ID.
#spider #macro #macrophotography #cleanenergy #nuclear #animals #yellow #flower #cryptic #camouflage #arachnids #arachnid #solar #myth #animalsofinstagram #animallovers #wildlifephoto #wildlife #earth #nature
Nuclear energy expert Natalie Zaczek McIntosh joins me this week for a special edition of Casual Outdoors Weekly!
Can a nuclear power plant really blow up like a nuclear bomb? An expert reveals the truths behind five common myths of nuclear energy. Yep, these are things ...
I spent three hours in the woods tracking this great blue heron (Ardea Herodias). 😁 Difficult? Yes. Worth it? Oh yeah!
This heron stalking is featured in this week’s Koaw Nature on YouTube. (Link in bio.🎬)
Stop in and watch a video if you ever need a nature activity to do. Weekly vids with outdoors activities among the other videos of biology, stories and other nature science! Cheers!
#heron #great #greatblueheron #bird #birds #birding #nature #naturaleza #animales #animal #fishing #fish #wildlifephotography #birdphotography #natureporn #animalsofinstagram #wildlife #getoutdoors #outdoorslife #adventure #fisher
Hope your hump day went well!
I spent three hours following this heron until it caught a fish! You also have an animal ID challenge and viewer photos of butterflies with bits of trivia! T...
Wheel bug nymph - (Arilus cristatus) The nymph form of this species has really vibrant colors while the mature form has the spectacular pronotal half-wheel of armor.
Enjoy your weekend! 🤙
#insect #insects #wildlifephotography #macro #naturelover #nature #earth #life #animals #animalsofinstagram #nymph #wheelbug #truebug #bug #red #orange #virginia #getoutdoors #wild #animales
Check out the matriarch coming to help out the young ma with her calf!
This is a good, quick read. Most of us are a bit misinformed about oxygen and how it relates to what's been going on in the Amazon. Yes, the vast amount of fires in S. America and Africa right now are beyond what should be acceptable, especially as maintaining biodiversity is concerned, but our oxygen supply won't be running out anytime soon. It's important science to understand.
Humans could burn every living thing on the planet and still not dent its oxygen supply.
THIS WEEK: Fishing, a lady dancer hurt my feelings, 3 GREAT freshwater fishing lures you should have, and a two-mouthed fish. Always follow your local fishin...
Carolina sphynx moth (Manduca sexta) – Look of the length of that proboscis being inserted into the petunia! 🤩 So cool!
This moth was flying as fast and sporadic as a hummingbird (almost) and capturing a shot at night was very tricky. So don't hate on the photo quality! 😋
#lepidoptera #moth #moths #proboscis #night #wildlifephotography #insect #insects #nature #natureporn #wildanimals #natureiscool #fly #flying #mothernature #niftyfifty #getoutdoors #outdoorslife #animallovers #hawkmoth
Eastern tailed blue (Cupido comyntas) – They loved my salts!
At the request of one of my viewers, @sarahsongs2011 , I’ve been collecting more wild butterfly footage to make a meditation video for Koaw Nature’s YouTube channel. 🦋
Filming this species was so hard to do! Every time I neared one, it would immediately land on my skin and begin lapping up my sweat. Talk about chemosensory skills! None of the other species of lepidopterans I filmed that day were interested in my salts.
This suckling of salts is an activity that butterflies do called ‘mud puddling’ where they are supplementing their diet with essential salts, amino acids and other bits not found in nectar and other ‘normal’ food sources.
#butterflies #butterfly #delicious #taste #lepidoptera #wildlifephotography #wildlife #cute #cuteanimals #natureporn #getoutdoors #insect #insects #hungry #nature #earth
I hope you consider giving this change.org petition a signature!
Stop the burning of the Amazon rainforest!
Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration Attack on Endangered Species Act
Environmental and animal protection groups today sued the Trump administration over its new regulations that dramatically weaken the Endangered Species Act. Earthjustice filed the lawsuit on behalf of Center for Biological Diversity, Defenders of Wildlife, Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Coun...
Take your board game outside!
Ever played Catan? Ever played Catan OUTDOORS?!!?! 👍 BIG THANKS to my Patrons from Patreon! 👍 JAGUARS ► dace_88, Nancy Moran, Natalie M. SHARKS ► Boudicca, G...
Can you name these fishes?
Posting to #shareyourstudio and say thanks 😁 to all my wonderful Patrons from @patreon . (And also thanks to Patreon for creating an easy to use crowdsourcing site for creators!)
I spend most of my time for Koaw Nature filming, studying, observing and interacting with the outdoors. The actual indoors studio is exponentially more drab than what Nature offers!
This is a clip from the new vid on YouTube. Cheers!
#fish #fishes #natureporn #naturelover #getoutdoors #earth #fishing #catfish #bass #bullhead #largemouthbass #smallmouthbass #underwaterphotography #underwater #wildanimals #wildlife #nature #yeshashtagsgiveitaway
Need some ideas for nature activities to do with your family? Check out how my family does the North Woods. And a BIG THANKS to Benjamin Barnett, Nick Zaczek, Barbara Zaczek, Bethany Nicole, the little Boz man, and the other 'actors' in last week's fun outdoors adventure.
Fast. Pure. Fun. A quick-transition video following our enjoyable outdoors activities. My hat's off to you families enjoying the outdoors together! This is h...
Another week, another Casual Outdoors Weekly! This week is to borrow a dog for an outdoors adventure!
Daisy is a rescue beagle and she loves being 'borrowed' for outdoors fun! You should definitely give this outdoors activity a try. This isn't just good for y...
Ever heard of plogging?
Should YOU try this new craze? Maybe...probably...yes! It could improve your sex life and you can be more green! 😊 I've been plogging for a few months now an...
"Nectar and pollen! Om nom nom nom." That's what this banded longhorn beetle (Typocerus velutinus) is saying in my head.
Engorge in your flowery hedonism my beetle friend!
And yes, I'm still working on upping my macro game. I'm enjoying the challenge.
#macro #macrophotography #insect #insects #beetle #animals #nature #earth #animal #animals #natureporn #naturelover #getoutdoors #outdoorslife #typocerus #wildlife #wildlifephotography
"I see you seeing me." - Northern leopard frog (Lithobates pipiens)
Unlike the similar looking pikerel frog, this species does not secrete a toxic substance as a denfense mechanism. The northern leopard frog must rely on stealth and agility to evade predators.
#frog #frogs #amphibian #amphibians #lovenature #getoutdoors #wildlifephotography #earth #life #natureporn #nature #naturephotography #green #greenplanet #animals #animales #animalsofinstagram #animal
Share your butterfly photo and I'll feature it in an upcoming Koaw Nature video! (Until last day of August.)
I'm sharing a fabulous method that I love using for identifying butterflies and so many other animals! The more we understand the life around us then the more we appreciate that life!
Have you ever needed to identify a butterfly? I know a great & easy method for anyone to use with your smartphone and/or computer! Better yet, it's FREE! Plu...
11654 Plaza America Dr #863
Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Koaw Nature posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.
Send a message to Koaw Nature:
Providing enjoyable knowledge about Nature as well as easy outdoors activities to keep you healthier and happier.