Read nature’s directional indicators The sun’s journey from east to west gives us one of Nature’s most accurate navigational tools.
Find a straight stick, push it into the ground, and mark the tip of the shadow to represent west. After about twenty minutes, mark the tip of the shadow again and connect the dots with a straight line to represent east to west. If you stand with the first mark to your left and the second to your right, you will be facing north. Under cloudy skies, look for moss, which always grows more prolifically on the north side of slopes and trees. Spiders, however, prefer a warmer spot, spinning their webs on the south side of trees.