Life in the Darkness

Life in the Darkness

By Jeff Tome The owl hooted as soon as I pulled the last plug and the landscape around me plunged into darkness. It was an eerie, high pitched sound that would have terrified me when I was a child. The dark is now an old friend that rarely frightens me, but as a child...
A Front Seat View

A Front Seat View

By Chelsea Jandreau When I talk to kids about habitats, I often ask them if they ever see animals near their homes. When we think about different kinds of ecosystems, we sometimes forget that we are also living in many animal’s habitats. Most people have seen birds,...
Life on the Edge

Life on the Edge

By Emma Roth To me, the best parts of nature are the things that change, the parts that keep you on your toes and create a spark of anticipation inside of you. When will I see the first green leaves of spring or hear the first cicadas of the summer? When will the...
The Pulse of Nature

The Pulse of Nature

By Sarah Hatfield If I wrap my arms tightly around a tree, and press my ear to its trunk on a sunny, March afternoon, I think I should be able to hear its pulse; the pushing of sap from roots to crown, the seasonal resurgence of energy from earth toward sky. I can’t,...
Positive Mental Attitude by Chelsea Jandreau

Positive Mental Attitude by Chelsea Jandreau

If you have spent time in the woods this August, then you have probably been faced with a swarm of mosquitoes buzzing around your head just as we have here at Audubon. Last week, my group of 11 and 12 year olds made our way around the Big Pond Trail. We walked down...