Audubon Magazine November-December 2011

Climate Solutions

Putting Wind Turbines Out of Wildlife's Way

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has issued voluntary federal guidelines to minimize the impact of wind power facilities on wildlife by approving them in the right places. Audubon is doing its part, too.

Earth Almanac

Forest clowns; desert drummers; color schemers; high-altitude acrobats; more.

Halfway up 2,539-foot Harter Fell, the author takes in the breathtaking view of Haweswater, home to England's only pair of breeding golden eagles. Macduff Everton
International Travel

Walking With Wordsworth: Visiting England's Lake District

“A wild scene of crag and mountain,” the roughly thousand square miles that comprise England’s Lake District inspired the ideals of the Romantic era and formed the roots of the environmental movement.

Into the Woods

Rue Mapp is using social media to lure people outdoors.

A supercell outside McCook, Nebraska, June 19, 2011. Mike Hollingshead

Cause and Effect

How much did humans contribute to this year’s extreme weather events?

A makeover turns manmade Aramburu Island into rich wildlife habitat. Brown W. Cannon III

Fresh Start

A makeover turns manmade Aramburu Island into rich wildlife habitat.

Christmas Bird Count participants looking and listening for birds in Florida's Everglades National Park. Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Birding That Counts

Thousands of volunteers make invaluable contributions—and have lots of fun—taking part in the annual Christmas Bird Count.

The Other Arctic

When most Americans think of the wildlife on Alaska's North Slope, they think of the beleaguered, 19-million-acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. But if they look to the west, they will see another vast wilderness—also teeming with birds.

Decaying Leaf Giles Revell

A Lasting Impression

Art with roots in everyday life.

Lotus pads on Lake Okeechobee, in Florida.  Katherine Wolkoff

Life Support

The news for Lake Okeechobee, the Everglades’ lungs and kidneys, is mixed at best. But at last we understand what’s at stake and how to heal the lake.

Sea Lover's Delight

Home to creatures gorgeous and gross, the fascinating underwater world comes to life on the page.

Take a Puffin Home

A photographer's images help aquaint auks with those who want to adopt them. 

Mystery of the Missing Migrants, 1990 Charley Harper

Audubon View

From Audubon's deep roots, a modern social networking movement grows.

Green Guru: Vegetarian Thanksgiving

How to serve a turkey-free Thanksgiving without sacrificing taste.

Safety Net

There are only 245 vaquita left in the wild. To save the rare porpoises, the Mexican government has launched an innovative project that pays fishermen to hang up their nets.

A crab megalopa larva, magnification x 40. This larval stage is short-lived, and invdividuals feed voraciously on other zooplankton. After about a week, the megalopa sinks to the sea bed where it molts into a juvenile crab. Richard R. Kirby

Ocean Drifters

The stunning and varied world of plankton—microscopic marine creatures—remains largely a mystery. But it’s becoming clearer that these tiny animals have a big impact on our lives.

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