A Faster Look at the Trails by Jeff Tome

A Faster Look at the Trails by Jeff Tome

There are many ways to look at a trail, but I have never looked at how to make a trail exactly 3.1 miles before. Last fall, Audubon started looking at ways to create a new course for the Wild 5K that showed off more of the property, avoided parking lots, and was easy...
The More You Know by Margaret Foley

The More You Know by Margaret Foley

I’ve always said that my favorite thing about being a naturalist and an environmental biologist is the fact that there is always more to learn about nature. In my experience every time I answer a question or discover something new about the natural world I am left...
Summer Vacation by Sarah Hatfield

Summer Vacation by Sarah Hatfield

As a child, summer vacation meant no classrooms and often, no walls. The world was like a blank book, open to a page where you could write that day’s adventure as you lived it. I remember bike rides down to the creek, bike convoys down to the tennis courts, or magical...
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...
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...