Category Archives: Sense of Direction

The eels are back

Suddenly after years of decline the eels are back swimming up the rivers in the west coasts of Europe in their millions.  We think that their arrival is the result of a truly remarkable journey from their breeding grounds in … Continue reading

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Animals finding their way home

One of our board members, Antonio Nafarrate, has brought this intriguing piece of news to our attention - snakes in the Everglades can find their way home. As we have always said, there is something going on with animals who find … Continue reading

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Solar Activity Effects on Pigeons

How do pigeons navigate? Racing homing pigeons navigate incredible distances with apparent ease. A champion racing pigeon can be released 400 miles from its home loft, in a place it has never been before, and return within 1 day. The last … Continue reading

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An interview with an older Sami Olle

>>>>intro>>>  I think that the indigenous peoples have a lot to teach us about navigation as it is probable that they have not lost the art of navigation without modern aids and perhaps they can describe how they find their … Continue reading

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The Common Toad: Bufo, bufo.bufo

Observations from the “Observer’s book of British wild animals” first published in 1938. It was compiled by W.J.Stoke. “I found this piece fascinating as it describes the navigational skills of Toads.  There are also other works that suggests that Newts … Continue reading

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Cuckoo tracking

The Cuckoo is one of the migrants we know least about once it leaves the UK, however the BTO track, on their amazing site, the movements of five Cuckoos from breeding grounds in East Anglia to their winter quarters in … Continue reading

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Understanding the Sami people and how they navigated by our Deputy Editor Kerstin Williams

Editor’s comments: Please find this extract talking about the Sami, the ancient aborigine people of Northern Sweden, Finland etc.  We have sometimes called them Lapps see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sami_people This extract comes from a book about the ancient lifestyle of these people and has been translated … Continue reading

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