Turtles with herpes, seals with distemper, devastating algal bloomsĖoutbreaks
of disease are becoming more and more frequent in our oceans. Are we to
By Carl Zimmer
Clintonís Last Stand
the boldest act of land protection since Teddy Roosevelt was in office,
President Clinton wants to keep roads out of 54 million acres of national
forest. Can he succeed?
By Ted Williams
Illustrations by Tim Bower
Walks on the Wild Side
Summerís here. Where are you? Audubonís guide to some of the wilder
ways to see the United Statesí most beautiful parks
and public lands.
Urban Escapes: weekends in Wilderness
You donít need to head to Yellowstone to find wilderness. Secret pockets
of solitude are only a short drive from four of Americaís busiest cities.
Want to collar a bear, herd wild horses, or kayak with orcas? Work
with wild animals on these 12 conservation vacations. By Gretel H. Schueller
Mount St. Helens Revisited
Just 20 years ago Mount St. Helens erupted in the most violent explosion
seen in the lower 48 in centuries. What remains is a fascinating landscape
that evolves as we watch.
By Christine Colasurdo
Photos by Macduff Everton
Plus: 3 Ways to Hike Mount St. Helens.
All Things Great & Even Microscopic
Great Smoky Mountains National Park may be the most visited park in
the nation, but few people ever discover its real secrets. Now scientists
are plumbing its depths to catalogue every living thing within its borders.
Photos and text by Gary Braasch Plus: 3 Hikes in the
Just 200 miles from Manhattan, John Jerome finds solitude canoeing
the lakes of our largest state park.
Wild orchids and alligators draw John Balaban from Miami to this hidden
gem of a park: the Fakahatchee.
California Dreaming To see what southern California
looked like 200 years ago, Mike Davis escapes to Malibu Creek.
The Sands of Timelessness
Annick Smith returns
to the Lake Michigan shores of her childhood, at Warren Dunes.
|From the Editor
Our Wild Sides
The best way to appreciate Americaís wild places is to explore them.
By Lisa Gosselin
Stand Up for the Mississippi
Audubon joins the fight against the latest threat to our mightiest
By John Flicker
The ivorybill: back from the beyond?; hell comes to hog heaven; loving
birds to death; criminals look to cyberspace as the latest
place to sell endangered-species parts.
Edited by David Seideman
Itís natureís strangest symphony, and if youíre lucky, the cicadas
will soon be bringing their act to a forest near you.
By T. Edward Nickens
The Woman From Alligator
In rural North Carolina, Mavis Hill builds boardwalks and aims to turn
a hog farm into a native-plant nursery.
By Doreen Cubie
How do chameleons change color? The scoop on a tough beetle. Do birds
flap their wings straight up and down?
By Carolyn Shea
Bonk! Itís a Three-Wattled Bellbird
It might be the loudest bird call anywhere. But will disappearing habitat
silence the bellbirdís bonk forever?
By Don Stap
Of Deep Time and Myth
New perspectives on life, from the fossil record to the musings of
By Christopher Camuto
The Killer in Your Backyard
Each time you douse your lawn with pesticides, you could be poisoning
birds, wildlife, even the
kids next door.
Plus, a special pullout section: The Audubon Guide to Home Pesticides.
By Joel Bourne
Standing up for sharks; the great Texas egret rescue. Plus: Summer
Edited by Gretel H. Schueller
Signs of the seasons, from bunny hops to winged goblins to a beautiful
By Ted Williams
In the Wild
Look, up in the sky, itís a bird, itís a plane . . .
By Les Line/Photo by Mark W. Moffett