Unexpected Sightings by Chelsea Jandreau

Unexpected Sightings by Chelsea Jandreau

Cycles and patterns are abundant in nature. Every year flowers die and new ones burst forth when the conditions are right, thousands of leaves fall off trees only to regrow the following year and many birds, bats, and butterflies migrate south for the winter and...
The Nature of Cooperation by Jeff Tome

The Nature of Cooperation by Jeff Tome

There is a famous quote from Lord Tennyson about nature being “red in tooth and claw”. The phrase creates this image of nature as a place where you either eat or are eaten. There is an easily recognizable truth in that statement that is easy to see. We watch animals...
The Reawakening by Sarah Hatfield

The Reawakening by Sarah Hatfield

Something beneath my feet is stirring. If I stand still, and tilt my face toward the sun, there is a sensation of movement, of an ancient force awakening that triggers reactions by the thousands. I can feel it within myself as well, this unnamed presence that stirs...
Tracking by Katie Finch

Tracking by Katie Finch

Animal tracking is such a popular winter nature topic, I feel unoriginal writing about it. But as snow provides a blank slate for animals to record their comings and goings, it is hard to resist. I love the puzzles presented in the snow. I get satisfaction figuring...
Surviving the Cold by Chelsea Jandreau

Surviving the Cold by Chelsea Jandreau

As I pass deer and hawks while driving, watch the birds at the feeders, and see the tracks of squirrels, foxes, and rabbits in the snow, I always wonder how warm they really are. I know animals have ways to keep somewhat warm in the winter, but how cold is too cold...
The Paradox of Snow by Jeff Tome

The Paradox of Snow by Jeff Tome

Snow and cover are two words that often go hand in hand. Meteorologists produce snow cover maps. Cities with lots of snow take a perverse pride in having more snow falling on them than anywhere else, while bemoaning the huge amount of snow at the same time. Snow and...