Koaw Nature

Koaw Nature 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.

01/29/2020
Magic or Science ? | KNOW #31

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...

01/22/2020
Follow a Fox - (It's not easy!) | KNOW #30

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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 ...
01/10/2020
The great dismantling of America's national parks is under way

I touched on this topic when examining the current administration's environmental policies.

It's a brief article that is worth a read.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/great-dismantling-americas-national-parks-110036985.html

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...

01/08/2020
Our Motivation Starts Outdoors - (Get Inspired!)

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 l...
01/07/2020

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
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12/25/2019
Honoring Our Dead (with Pastries) in Nature | Casual Outdoors Weekly #27

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...

12/11/2019
Reptile Show in Hamburg, PA ! | Casual Outdoors Weekly #25

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...

11/10/2019
Purely Butterflies with Instrumental Music | Koaw Nature

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...

10/09/2019
Fishing Yoga TEN POSES | Casual Outdoors Weekly #17

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...

10/02/2019
Building a Friendly Moth Trap | Casual Outdoors Weekly #16

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 molec...
09/25/2019

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

09/19/2019
World Central Kitchen

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

I just love the lie-and-wait position of this cryptically camouflaged hunter! Perhaps she is also meditating, pondering ...
09/11/2019

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.

Cheers! -Koaw

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

09/05/2019

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

Wheel bug nymph - (Arilus cristatus) The nymph form of this species has really vibrant colors while the mature form has ...
08/30/2019

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

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 ...
08/29/2019
The Amazon Is Not Earth’s Lungs

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.

Carolina sphynx moth (Manduca sexta) – Look of the length of that proboscis being inserted into the petunia! 🤩 So cool!T...
08/26/2019

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...
08/25/2019

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

Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration Attack on Endangered Species Act
08/22/2019
Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration Attack on Endangered Species Act

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...

08/21/2019
Play Catan Outdoors! | Casual Outdoors Weekly #11

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...

08/20/2019

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

08/18/2019
How We Do Wisconsin Outdoors | Koaw Nature

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...

08/13/2019
WTF is Plogging? | Casual Outdoors Weekly #9

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....
08/07/2019

"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 specie...
08/05/2019

"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

07/31/2019
Identify a Butterfly | Casual Outdoors Weekly #8 | Koaw Nature

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...

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Hey just subscribed to your channel. Love it. So tell me is this a Pike, Pickeral or Tiger muskie?
Re-posting Koaw Nature's "Take a Millennial Fishing" Thanks Ben for being a star! Also thanks to Nick, Bethany and Boz for making the story more interesting. Be sure to like Koaw Nature !