Camouflage by Katie Finch

Camouflage by Katie Finch

Working in a garden can force a change in perspective. Kneeling down to get hands in the dirt, plants tower over the gardener. They no longer look down on plants but look through. On one particular day while gardening, I found myself face to face with sturdy stems and...
Time to Vote on Audubon Turtle’s Name

Time to Vote on Audubon Turtle’s Name

Jamestown, N.Y. – Bring your loose change when you come to the lobby of Audubon Community Nature Center and you can “vote” on a  name for the 12-foot concrete turtle that lives near the Nature Play Area. Last fall, the 1500 pound, larger-than-life turtle was...
Peace in the Pond by Jeff Tome

Peace in the Pond by Jeff Tome

It was peaceful out in the middle of the pond. The wind rustled the cattails, creating a rippling rush of sound that whooshed in from the distance and faded off behind me. The occasional loud monkey-like call of a nesting Common Gallinule echoed out of the deep grass....
Beauty is Everywhere by Margaret Foley

Beauty is Everywhere by Margaret Foley

When you search the internet for “beauty in nature,” you get a lot of results. Most of them are pictures of far off places — mountains, lagoons, rolling hills. Everyone has a different opinion of what is or is not beautiful, but I think what we can all agree on is...