• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

An Animated Guide to Nature’s Best Wayfinding Secrets  RSS feed

 
pollinator
Posts: 230
Location: Sierra Nevadas, CA 6400'
48
dog hugelkultur trees woodworking
  • X Likes 5
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I recently came upon this little article about wayfinding with clever little animations. Stuff probably a lot of people know, but I learned a few things — I had no idea the moon crescent could show you South!

 
pollinator
Posts: 954
Location: USDA Zone 8a
74
bee dog food preservation greening the desert hunting toxin-ectomy
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
My favorite example of Wayfinding is not used by nature.  It is that used by architecture, best seen in hospitals where they use a different color floor tile to lead to different parts of the hospital,  Kinda like following the yellow brick road.

What are ways others are using wayfinding other than maps, compass and gps?
 
pollinator
Posts: 1079
Location: Northern WI (zone 4)
87
books food preservation hunting solar trees woodworking
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I'm constantly amazed by the number of people who don't remember that the sun rises in the East, sets in the West and is South at mid day (in the Northern Hemisphere).  Granted the sun rises more Northeasterly in summer and Southeasterly in the winter but you get the drift.

Same is true of the moon regarding the direction of rising/setting/etc.

 
He's dead Jim. Grab his tricorder. I'll get his wallet and this tiny ad:
Thread Boost feature
https://permies.com/wiki/61482/Thread-Boost-feature
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!