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...
Birding for a Better World

Birding for a Better World

By Jeff Tome There are people who fanatically like birds and the challenge of identifying them. These people are called birders. Birders are distinctly different from bird watchers, but that’s for a different article. Birders are a close-knit tribe of enthusiastic,...
A Slithering Fear

A Slithering Fear

By Chelsea Jandreau As I walked into a room with several of Audubon’s animal ambassadors, the two turtles were clearly visible in their containers. However, the animal in the bottom was hidden and one of the first things I heard was “I hope it’s not a snake!” This...