In Awe by Katie Finch

In Awe by Katie Finch

It was pointed out to me that I use the word “awesome” quite a bit. At first I was kind of put off, being called out on my lack of mature, diverse vocabulary. I started to think about what the word meant. What is awe? Awe is a feeling we get when we look at something...
The Deer Woods by Jeff Tome

The Deer Woods by Jeff Tome

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. This is a tale of two forests, one with too many deer and one without. Interestingly enough, both of these forests are at the Audubon Community Nature Center. Around ten years ago, Audubon volunteers installed an...
Raptors by Sarah Hatfield

Raptors by Sarah Hatfield

The mama hen with her seven peeps let’s out a low growl and they all freeze, some of them mid-step. Mom continues to growl as I look around thinking cat, dog, or hawk, but see nothing. Three minutes pass, no motion. Finally, I continue with my task of filling...
Local “Old Growth” Forests by Emily Rechin

Local “Old Growth” Forests by Emily Rechin

A common misconception about trees is that the bigger they are, the older they are. This is not always true. Using size to gauge tree age is very similar to comparing people’s age to their size. Humans start small, hit a growth spurt, and remain mostly the same in...