Visiting My Flowery Friends by Margaret Foley

Visiting My Flowery Friends by Margaret Foley

When I was in college I usually ate my lunch at the Trailhead Café, a little café just inside ESF’s campus center. The Trailhead doesn’t look like much to a random stranger just wandering through, but to the students at ESF the Trailhead was the closest thing we had...
Birds and Basking by Sarah Hatfield

Birds and Basking by Sarah Hatfield

This is the time of year that I fully understand the value of basking. Lying on the ground, cushioned by the newly growing grass, the kiss of the sun on my winter skin is deep and satisfying. I can feel my muscles relax and my mind wander. When I close my eyes, the...
Planting Trees by Katie Finch

Planting Trees by Katie Finch

The time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve claims the title of “The Holiday Season”. However, I could make a case for spring as a strong runner up. I sit here both tired and energized from Volunteer Day, Audubon’s Earth Day celebration. After a morning of hard...
Beavers and Beaver Deceivers by Jeff Tome

Beavers and Beaver Deceivers by Jeff Tome

There was an odd scraping sound coming from the creek that was twenty feet from where I was standing. The noise was unmistakable, but impossible to describe. It sounded like a cross between chewing and the harsh grate of a rusty metal file. That description made no...
A Silent Spring by Margaret Foley

A Silent Spring by Margaret Foley

I don’t think I really appreciated how still and quiet winter was until spring has arrived. Suddenly, without fail, the world explodes with life — children run around their yards screaming or bouncing their basketballs while birds buzz and chirp in the trees nearby....
Discovery Walks by Sarah Hatfield

Discovery Walks by Sarah Hatfield

Starting just about now, the landscape begins to change dramatically from week to week. You walk the same trails, but new things emerge and appear. The spring season is a naturalist’s crunch time – there is so much to learn in such a short span. That little plant you...