The docks in Beaufort, North Carolina, where the author's adventure began. Megan Mayhew Bergman

Seeking Home Aboard the Night Heron

— The pandemic prodded me to fulfill a lifelong dream of living on a boat. I’m learning the ropes surrounded by the birds of my North Carolina childhood.
Homeslice feeds on fruit atop of the R/V Atlantis's life jackets. Shana Goffredi

What a Songbird Lost at Sea Taught Me About Survival

— Aboard a mission to explore the alien life of the deep ocean, a chance encounter with a migratory bird offered a point of connection—one that has felt poignant this past year.