Birding Everywhere

Birding Everywhere

By Katie Finch, Senior Nature Educator As I ran, I listened. I had already noted the cheery call of an American Robin and the persistent chips from a group of House Sparrows when I stepped out the door. A few steps up the road, I recognized the melancholy music from...
 The Joy of Mud

 The Joy of Mud

By Emma Roth, Nature Educator As part of an educator’s job at Audubon Community Nature Center, i act as a counselor for the camps Audubon offers, both week-long summer camps and single day camps on holidays when kids are off from school. It’s a fun job, seeing Audubon...
A Shared Moment Under the Eclipse

A Shared Moment Under the Eclipse

By Leigh Rovegno, Executive Director The whispers started weeks and months before. Would the eclipse bring thousands? Would we have enough parking? Would the sky even cooperate? A million unknowns hung over Audubon Community Nature Center like a pre-dawn mist. Then,...
The Clean Up Crew

The Clean Up Crew

By Katie Finch, Senior Nature Educator There is a general agreement in my house. I cook dinner and my husband cleans up. Recently, I felt like I was doing most of the work, while he had the easy job. A switch in roles one night gave me the opportunity to reflect on...
A Common Starling

A Common Starling

By Chelsea Jandreau, Nature Educator You can find birds living just about anywhere if you stop to look around for a bit, but in most cases the actual breakdown of species is going to look different in an urban area than it is in a nature preserve, rural area, or even...
Seeds

Seeds

By Katie Finch, Senior Nature Educator The recent winter warm spell has been challenging. As a gardener, I’ve been dreaming of turning over garden soil and tucking in seeds. The sunshine tempts, but I must resist. Despite the lack of snow, it’s just not time yet. The...