Audubon Magazine March-April 2012

The Fine Art of Bonsai

The Fine Art of Bonsai

A podiatrist-turned-photographer finds elegance in an ancient horticultural art.

Audubon View

Audubon View

The Audubon network has achieved major accomplishments where climate and energy are concerned. It's prepared to take on more.

Parrot Conservation Changes a Catholic Tradition

Parrot Conservation Changes a Catholic Tradition

Fifteen years ago the yellow-eared parrot was presumed extinct. Its rediscovery in Colombia forced the Catholic Church to abandon an age-old tradition, and brought about one of the most amazing comebacks in the Americas.

Rebounding Grizzlies Still Face, and Pose, Risks

Rebounding Grizzlies Still Face, and Pose, Risks

Yellowstone’s rebounding grizzly bear population is an undeniable success. But figuring out how to manage the threatened omnivores—in light of potential food shortages and deadly human-grizzly interactions—isn’t so easy.

Saving Sharks From Finning

Saving Sharks From Finning

A serious effort to save some of the earth’s oldest, largest, and most successful predators is finally under way. But it needs to move faster.

The Staying Power of Snapping Turtles

The Staying Power of Snapping Turtles

Sure, snapping turtles are sometimes irascible and always prehistoric-looking. But these relics, which have been around for 90 million years, are the ultimate survivors.

Unlocking Migration's Secrets

Unlocking Migration's Secrets

For centuries the study of bird migration has been riddled with mystery and unanswered questions: Where do birds go in winter? How far do they fly? Can they navigate a hurricane? Scientists are tapping new technologies to find 

Maple Syrup, the Vermont Way

Maple Syrup, the Vermont Way

Drizzling your flapjacks with bona fide maple syrup tapped from northern hardwood forests provides a mouthwatering breakfast—and a boon to birds. 

Earth Almanac

Earth Almanac

Our cottontail; ode to a devil's urn; more. 

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