Audubon Magazine January-February 2012

Common Loon. Richard Simonsen

Loon Lake

How amateur photographer Richard Simonsen captured his award-winning shot.

Traffic Cop

A neat trick transforms a normal-size bird into Godzilla.

Adventurers Contribute to Science

A nonprofit pairs researchers with extreme athletes.

The Multiple Miracles of Bird Feathers

Other animals fly, make nests, chirp, lay eggs, and do all sorts of things birds do. But only birds have feathers, among the most magical creations in all of nature.

Green Guru: How Eco-friendly Are Reef Ball Burials?

Things to consider before burying your loved one at sea.

A Big Win for Minnesota's Wetlands

A surge of funds for restoring Minnesota’s wetlands.

Audubon View

The National Audubon Society has had many achievements, but the best is yet to come with its new strategic plan.

Salt, alkali, and selenium deposits may be among the substances caked on Soda Lake's dried lake bottom in Casper, Wyoming, though no research has been done on this toxic site recently. Michael Lundgren

Wake up, BP, and Restore Wyoming’s Soda Lake

The last thing that the nation’s most maligned oil company needs is another black eye. So it remains a mystery why, after being such a good neighbor for so long, it refuses to honor its pledge to maintain one of the most important waterfowl, wading b

Actress Kristin Bell mixes celebrity with activism. Fotos International/Getty Images Entertainment

All's Whale: Actress Kristen Bell Discusses Her New Movie

Kristen Bell mixes celebrity with activism.

Black-throated blue warbler Robert Royse

Managing Forests for the Birds

An innovative program involving Audubon Vermont, foresters, and land managers conserves woodland for the birds.

A Nature Preschool Enhances Early Childhood Brain Development

An exciting nature-based curriculum for preschoolers developed at the Schlitz Center in Wisconsin is spreading to classrooms across the country—and even to Sesame Street.

American bison National Geographic Stock

Earth Almanac

Cold-weather moths; desert wise guy; midwinter's sweet treat; blizzard-loving bison; bicoastal, beach-storming dunlins; more.

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