Nature Moments by Nat Wheelwright

Welcome to Nature Moments

Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Natural Sciences Nathaniel T. Wheelwright wants to encourage more people to notice the world around them. To this end, he devised The Naturalist’s Notebook (Storey Publishing, 2017), which he co-authored with Bernd Heinrich, Emeritus Professor of Biology at the University of Vermont and award-winning nature writer (he’s also a talented artist). The book encourages people to observe and record their natural surroundings in a five-year journal. The authors are donating 100 percent of their royalties to support conservation and environmental education.

Nature Moments is a weekly series of short videos designed to introduce common plants and animals and interesting ecological concepts, no matter where you live. All are being filmed at different seasons in Nat's backyard and elsewhere in Brunswick, Maine, with photography and editing by Wilder Nicholson and Nat, and additional help from Rebecca Goldfine, Tom Porter, Paul Benham, and Genie Wheelwright.

Read more about The Naturalist's Notebook: Making Everyday Connections to Nature through Journal-Keeping.

October 2017

Nature Moments: Bouquets and Biodiversity from Your Lawn

Nature Moments: Swimming with Leeches

Nature Moments: Lawn Pesticides

November 2017

Nature Moments: Why Do Leaves Change Colors?

Nature Moments: Fungi on the Move

Nature Moments: Sex Ed for Botanists

Red-backed Salamanders, Forest Heavyweights

December 2017

A Close Look at Mosses

A Deer's Day

DIY Holiday Fireworks

January 2018

How to ID Winter Trees at 60mph

Fungi, the Original Recyclers

Jonathan Livingston Gull

Sexing Trees in Winter

February 2018

Birds' Personalities

Leaping Snow Fleas

Leaf Behavior in the Cold

Life Under the Ice

March 2018

Outsmarting Squirrels

Nature Journaling

Sugar Maple Tappers

The Odd Thing About Mosses

April 2018

Galls, Cankers and Witch's Brooms

Wood Frog Thumbs

House Invaders

Warm-Blooded Skunk Cabbages

May 2018

Faith in Trees

Packing Leaves into Buds

Birdsong Baby Babble

How to Build a Bird's Nest

June 2018

Lichen Partnerships

Benefits of Obesity in Woodchucks

July 2018

Nature Moments: Getting to Know Bug Spit