The native American scout was able to combine the senses of seeing, hearing, touching, smelling and tasting to be able to open up a world of nature awareness. What kind of
nature opportunities would have a scout had? Probably unlimited. The scout would have seen the fox feeding its young and all the other wildlife living life the way modern world people only dream of. Most of the time, modern world people see the deer from the behind bounding away in a fast pace, birds fleeing to a higher branch, raccoons killed on the side of the road by a car and seals hurriedly diving down into the ocean. Since all modern world people see of wildlife is the outcome of an alarm call, that is what they tend to believe that all wildlife's day-to-day activities revolve around fleeing. So, how do some people see wildlife in activities that we can only imagine? It is because some modern world people have added a new dimension to their awareness. They have also learned to combine all their senses together similar to the native American scout. They have learned to see with Outdoor Eyes.
In the next few sections, you are going to learn about the five senses and how to use the five senses for better Outdoor Eyes opportunities. The best approach is just being aware of the five senses when an opportunity exists and asking yourself some simple questions. What trees are in this area? Is there a special smell to the area? What type of weather is this moment? Once you are aware of your five senses, they will be a part of you similar to walking. You don't think of placing one foot in front of the other foot when you walk.
Putting Together The Five Senses: