wanderweeer
  • Member for 3 years, 8 months
  • Last seen more than a month ago
Why do upside down tree leaves mean rain
Accepted answer
20 votes

This is the old saying, "When leaves show their undersides, be very sure rain betides." From the farmersalmanac.com: The leaves of deciduous trees, like maples and poplars, do often to turn ...

View answer
What is this dime sized black bug with white on the segments near Loveland Colorodao?
17 votes

Probably a woodlouse which is a type of crustacean in the suborder Oniscidea. Source: a-z animals They are globally distributed, except in polar regions and arid deserts, and are also known by the ...

View answer
How do you take field notes at below 0 °C, without freezing fingers?
12 votes

There are some pens that are made for extreme conditions such as the uni-ball PowerTank Retractable Ballpoint pen. I've never personally used one of these but it has many positive reviews on Amazon. ...

View answer
How can an adult be bitten by a snake without feeling it?
Accepted answer
9 votes

Yes, the bite of a common krait (Bungarus caeruleus) can be painless. It is a venomous snake found on the subcontinent of India and is also known as the Indian krait. Kraits are nocturnal, therefore ...

View answer
Are there any tips to help hummingbirds find a new feeder?
8 votes

Hummingbirds find the feeders by sight. Some ways to attract them include: Use a feeder with bright colors. Red seems to be a color that they are particularly attracted to. Try to have colorful, ...

View answer
What conditions would lead to lake ice being extremely clear?
8 votes

Conditions that can lead to clear ice such as this are: Water with few impurities causing less scattering of light: This lake does not have any water flowing into it, therefore rain is the only ...

View answer
Do Bee Hotels/Houses actually work?
Accepted answer
8 votes

This study (‘Bee Hotels’ as Tools for Native Pollinator Conservation: A Premature Verdict?) conducted on nearly 300 be hotels over three years in Toronto, Canada suggests that more introduced bees and ...

View answer
In the US is it legal to travel on any river/creek my canoe will navigate?
7 votes

As mentioned in the answer provided by Charlie Brumbaugh, many states use the Ordinary High Water Mark (OHWM) to define the limits of state control. The images below from the American Water Works ...

View answer
What tool(s) would be helpful for unhooking fish?
6 votes

Charlie Brumbaugh's answer is definitely the way to go for smaller fish such as panfish or trout. However, for bigger fish such as northern pike or musky I go with a longer (12-16"/~30-40 cm) pair of ...

View answer
What Is the name of the supervolcano or earthquake epicenter at Yellowstone National Park?
5 votes

Yellowstone National Park sits over the Yellowstone Hotspot which is the cause of all the geothermal activity at the park. The name of the supervolcano is called the Yellowstone Supervolcano. I'm ...

View answer
How can we be the most respectful to a moose when photographing it up close?
Accepted answer
5 votes

Ideally you would want the moose, or whatever wildlife you're photographing, to not even know you are there. Some ways to achieve this: Have an appropriate telephoto lens so that you can keep your ...

View answer
What is the reasoning behind not disposing of fish guts in the water?
5 votes

It really does seem to depend on where you are. As you mention some states do not allow for the disposal of fish in water. For example from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources: Disposal ...

View answer
Can trees be treated to deter poachers?
3 votes

It has been done: Skunk spray, fox urine, heat activated sulfur smell, common ammonia, and even essence of bone tar oil. Mental Floss New York Times

View answer
Is a hole in a cold place warmer?
3 votes

It depends on many factors including the following regarding the soils encountered - assuming you finds soils high up on this mountain: The heat capacity of the soil: it's ability to store heat with ...

View answer
What advantage would noodling have over fishing with rod and reel?
3 votes

From what I gather noodlers can get into places you're not likely going to get your bait into with a rod and reel. For example, many of the online videos show them submerged under log jams or under ...

View answer
What are the immediate causes of the large forest fires that have ravaged the US and Canada over the past several years?
3 votes

This report from the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America says that in the years between 1992 to 2012 humans were the cause of 84% of wildfires and 44% of the total area burned....

View answer
Do doves go through a molting time of shedding and replacing their feathers?
Accepted answer
3 votes

Yes, doves do molt. This United States Geological Survey (USGS) study of 8,141 adult mourning doves in North and South Carolina, USA found that substantial numbers complete molt in September with ...

View answer
Why does North Cascades National Park get so few visitors?
3 votes

A few possible reasons are: It is relatively hard to get to. It's not near a major HWY/Interstate and HWY 20 can be closed for up to half the year. There aren't a lot of attractions, like geysers in ...

View answer
Where can I find good UVI forecasts?
2 votes

Check out sunburnmap.com. Just enter your city and you can get results such as this: Accuweather.com also has some hourly UV forecasts. You need to click on the hourly forecast for your location ...

View answer
Are there Takedown Compound Bows?
Accepted answer
2 votes

Here's an old video of a Fred Bear Borsalino take-Down compound bow being taken down and put back together. There is also a Fred Bear TRX 32 take-down compound bow on ebay. I didn't see any of these ...

View answer
Are chiggers moving north, and if so, how do I protect myself against them?
Accepted answer
2 votes

I've had them a few times in the Upper Midwest as far back as approximately 35 years ago. They thrive in warm and moist conditions, therefore I'd think that having abundant rainfall would be a more ...

View answer
What conditions would make a weather inversion likely?
2 votes

When spraying herbicides a temperature inversion can cause the droplets to be suspended above the ground and transported horizontally causing damage to other crops. This myfarmlife.com web site has ...

View answer
What additional equipment is needed for bowfishing?
2 votes

Although probably not necessary, polarized sunglasses are extremely useful to spot the fish - especially on a sunny day.

View answer