Editor's Note
Now, as anti-environment forces push their agenda in Washington, it's vital that Auduboners stand up and be counted.
by David Seideman

Dear Mr. President . . .
We asked 16 prominent thinkers, from E.O. Wilson to Ralph Nader, a single question: What should President Bush do for the environment? 


Audubon View
Love of nature is best learned young, which means environmental education is more important today than ever.
by John Flicker


Field Notes
The Bush team takes aim at the Clinton roadless forest plan; New York gets tough on backyard pesticides; dam-busting in Oregon; and San Francisco skull sessions.
edited by David Seideman

Amazing Grace
It began as a simple plan to remove a small dam but ended up revealing much about nature's ability to heal.
by Kathleen Dean Moore

Golden Eagles for the Gods
The Hopis want the right to take eagles in national monuments. Why are the Feds helping them out?
by Ted Williams

Earth Almanac
The seasonal buzz, from the flight of the bumblebee to turkey talk to the return of a tiny yellow nonnative. 
by Ted Williams

One Tough Duck
Despite its reputation for tenacity, the hardy harlequin is perilously close to becoming a sitting duck.
by Frank Graham Jr.

Audubon in Action
A victory for sharks; an Ohio oasis; an Auduboner of diverse talents.
edited by Keith Kloor

Ask Audubon
Do spiders get caught in their webs? What happens to evergreens in winter? Is a platypus really a mammal?
by Carolyn Shea

Charting New Territories
A biography of John Wesley Powell; two troubling tales of men and fish.
by Christopher Camuto

One Picture
Portrait of a bovine-headed ray with an insatiable appetite for mollusks.
by Les Line
photo by Henry Horenstein

Galápagos Now
From fishing fights to a terrible fuel spill, the recent news from the Galapagos has not been good. Still, argues one reporter who recently returned from the islands, this magical archipelago is holding its own.
by Susan McGrath
photography by John Huba
On Common Ground
George Pataki of New York, a man with a lifelong love and respect for the land, has earned a reputation as one of the country's most environmentally progressive governors.
by David Seideman
Photography by Michael O'Neill

The Odd Bird of the Rainforest
It eats like a cow, swims before it can fly, and claws its way to the top. Meet the decidedly un-elementary hoatzin.
by Carolyn Shea 

Green House
For many of us, the keys to turning down the earth's thermostat can seem as hazy as a distant cloud. But not the Foley family, for whom the battle against global warming starts at home.
by Brian Lavendel
photography by Paul Elledge

On the Nectar Trail
Usually, we protect land to protect species. But in the Sonoran Desert, even protected habitat won't survive if we can't save the lesser long-nosed bat, the white-winged dove, and the other migratory pollinators upon which America's lushest desert depends.
by Gary Paul Nabhan


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