The Birds

The Birds

By Jeff Tome The birds have taken over the porch, not through dive bombing us or whitewashing the deck, but by the sheer force of their presence. It all started with a fern in a hanging basket that my wife got for Mother’s Day. Soon after, the House Finches started to...
Eggs Everywhere

Eggs Everywhere

By Chelsea Jandreau At Audubon, we have been taking students out on the trails for the last few weeks. My group often ends up in a line of spruce trees, and underneath the trees the kids have discovered a spread of broken blue eggshells.  When the kids started...
Turtle Etiquette

Turtle Etiquette

By Emma Roth It is the time of year when babies abound. Birds are building nests, incubating their eggs, and feeding their young. Fawns are found curled up on the ground waiting for their mothers to return. Tadpoles are hatching from eggs and baby bunnies are hopping...
Lawns

Lawns

By Katie Finch Now that spring is full swing, there is a chorus heard on nice days. It usually plays on Saturday mornings but happens anytime it’s light and not raining. It is the buzz of the lawn mower.   I’ve been thinking about lawns recently. “No mow May” has...
The Importance of Vultures

The Importance of Vultures

By Katie Finch This time of year, spring comes alive with an array of sounds and colors. I have to smile when I step outside and hear a returning bird call for the first time. I marvel at the fresh green leaves and blooming flowers. So much of what awakens in spring...
Puddle Piranhas

Puddle Piranhas

By Sarah Hatfield We were supposed to be planting trees. Three Black Gum trees have been patiently (or frustratingly – its hard to tell with trees) waiting in their pots all winter, eager to spread their roots. We were deciding on spots and talking it over and then I...