Audubon Magazine March-April 2012

Green Guru: Fabric or Plastic?

The most eco-friendly options for grocery bags and trash can liners.

The Fine Art of Bonsai

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

Inmates Take Up Organic Gardening

Gardening behind bars offers prisoners fresh chances.

Audubon View

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

Gardeners Reap the Benefits of Online Heirloom Seed Swaps

Planting the past, and preserving biodiversity in the process, is easier than ever.

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

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.

Pleasure Beach: A Place for Birds and People

Striking a balance between the needs of threatened birds and humans isn't always easy.

Sound Check: Deciphering the Mysterious Calls of Animals, from Birds to Belugas

A new book looks at the fascinating world of animal voices, and the insight they might provide into human communication.

High and Dry: A Human Face of Climate Change

Peruvians living high up in the Andes may not know the phrase, "climate change," but they're worried about its effects.

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.

Hunters Help Restore Hardwood Forests

Public and private groups work together to build better wildlife habitat in the Mississippi River valley.

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

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

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

Earth Almanac

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

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