|The Audubon Garden
Can you bring wildlife back to the suburbs? We did, and in just season.
Here's the story of how we relandscaped one family's garden to attract
birds and other wildlife. Plus, how to make over your yard.
By Janet Marinelli
Photography by Sylvia Otte
Stephen Dalton's extraordinary photographs are often of very ordinary
creatures he has found or housed on his "farm" in England. This photo essay
offers a glimpse inside the magical world of wildlife he built in his house
Photography by Stephen Dalton
Text by Les Line
First it was crows, then people who began mysteriously dying as an
exotic disease swept through the New York area last summer. Now more is
known about the West Nile virus, how birds and mosquitoes transport it,
and how it may be spreading
across the country.
By Robert H. Boyle
Photography by Brian Smale
The Ghost Cat's Ninth Life
The most beautiful and elusive of America's cats, the ocelot, has all
but vanished from the United States. Now researchers are
nurturing what is believed to be our last population, in a remote corner
By Wendy Williams
Photography by Roy Toft
The River they Call Home
For centuries Maine's Penobscot River was a home and a way of life
for native people. Today the river is dammed and polluted, and the Penobscot
tribe is fighting to save it.
By Susan Hand Shetterly
Photography by Alex Webb
Your Private Sanctuary
Our yards are more than places to escape life's rigors. They're havens
for wildlife, too.
By Lisa Gosselin
Bringing Back the Baylands
Audubon's 20-year plan will restore half of San Francisco Bay's wetlands.
By John Flicker
Bye-bye blackbirds; cigarette butts besiege beach birds; a battle brews
over lake access; a crooked deal for Alaskan chickadees.
Edited by David Seideman
The Power of Parasites
They're all around us--not to mention inside us. Welcome to the real
frontier of biodiversity.
By Carl Zimmer
If survival is life's most basic instinct, why did these dolphins seem
so determined to die?
By April Newlin
Trouble on the Mississippi
Rather than go along with a wasteful and harmful lock project, Don
Sweeney blew the whistle on his own agency: the Army Corps of Engineers.
By Ted Williams
Portrait in Red and White
The future of the reddish egret, a bird so rare that many birders have
never seen one, hangs by a thread.
By Frank Graham Jr.
Do birds perspire? What are those June bugs doing? Wise words on night
By Carolyn Shea
In the Middle of a Marsh
Kayaking is a perfect way to escape the hordes and see this unique
part of Cape Cod, in all its mud and glory.
By Paul Schneider
Saving–or Not Saving–the Land
Words about progress, and about the resilience of nature.
By Christopher Camuto
Bringing the Audubon message to L.A.; a bit of luck for horseshoe crabs;
cougar crisis in New Mexico; California's desert defender.
Edited by Gretel H. Schueller
Summer favorites, from a lethal but devout killer to a submersible
songbird to a bug bomb on the wing.
By Ted Williams
In the Wild
Diving beneath an iceberg, Norbert Wu found these hardy creatures.
By Les Line/Photograph by Norbert Wu