More People are Getting Outside by Jeff Tome

More People are Getting Outside by Jeff Tome

It looked like every piece of outdoor equipment had been sold out of the store. The bikes were gone. The tents were gone. Sleeping bags were missing, guns sold out. Even hammocks were sold out. I hadn’t been shopping for anything but essentials in a long time, so I...
Nature Nerds by Chelsea Jandreau

Nature Nerds by Chelsea Jandreau

A week or two ago, as I was on the phone with a friend, I began narrating the battle between starling, sparrow, and woodpecker for control over the suet feeder. It lasted only a minute before a Blue Jay came in to claim their prize, sending the others scattering. As I...
I Notice by Katie Finch

I Notice by Katie Finch

The very end of an oak branch had fallen on the ground. Curious, I picked it up. I noticed the new, green leaves were thin, almost wet-looking in their freshness. But to the touch they were dry. The largest bunch of leaves emerged from the large bud at the tip of the...
Battle for Big Pond by Jeff Tome

Battle for Big Pond by Jeff Tome

The water slipped up to my waist as I wandered out into the pond. The muddy bottom sucked at my toes, requiring a slower, more deliberate pace. Others around me were scattered about, moving in the same ways, slowly and carefully, while scanning the top of the water...