The Moment I Knew by Margaret Foley

The Moment I Knew by Margaret Foley

There are some people that can remember the exact moment they knew what they were going to do with the rest their life. Me, I think I’m one of those people. I remember the exact moment I knew I was meant to be a naturalist. Growing up my sister, Clare, and I spent a...
Clouds by Katie Finch

Clouds by Katie Finch

We talk about nature quite a bit at Audubon. But what is included in that broad category? Obviously plants and animals that live on this planet — trees and flowers, insects and birds. It could also include a whole array of non-living materials and systems that support...
Caterpillar Wrangling by Jeff Tome

Caterpillar Wrangling by Jeff Tome

The neighborhood gang of kids sat in a circle on the grass looking at a huge caterpillar. It was green, with odd bumps coming out of it. The big debate was over whether the caterpillar was good or bad. This debate ended quickly when one boy said, “bad!” and stomped on...
Flooding by Sarah Hatfield

Flooding by Sarah Hatfield

On Saturday I taught some wonderful children about nature. On Sunday I built a dam in my garden. On Monday I picked dead fish out of my yard. Sunday afternoon. We (my parents, brother and I) were playing a dice game by candlelight because the power was out. This was...
Don’t Feed the Bears by Margaret Foley

Don’t Feed the Bears by Margaret Foley

This past week I had the chance to visit one of my favorite places in the entire world, the Adirondack High Peaks, a section of the Adirondack Park that is home to forty-six mountains that reach around 4,000 to 5,000 feet above sea level. After climbing my first high...
Trees by Katie Finch

Trees by Katie Finch

I sat at the table as a student while a fellow educator modeled a lesson. We first made observations of different tree leaves. Words poured out. Smooth, zig-zag, oval, pointed, thin, fuzzy, bumpy, green, symmetrical, not symmetrical, dark green, even darker green. She...