Winter 2009-2010

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Fall winter 2009-10 issue of Sanctuary magazine

Living on Earth: Thirty years at Sanctuary

Editor's Column

Time and the River 
by John Hanson Mitchell

President's Message

A Stroll Through the Archives 
by Laura Johnson

Why I Don't Live There Anymore

Field editor Thomas Conuel's essay on the sad decline of a once-quiet pond as a result of an increase in the use of power boats and jet skis. 
by Thomas Conuel

Life in the Great Forest

A well-written detailed accounting of the little-known under-appreciated flora and fauna of the northern forest. 
by Cliff Hauptman

The Legion of Night

This story about the hunt for rare night-flying species of moths in southeastern Massachusetts garnered the author, William Scheller, a whole series of articles in the National Geographic Traveler
by William G. Scheller

The Scourge of Suburbia

Paul Karr's story about the role of cats in the destruction of birds attracted a lot of attention from Sanctuary readers. Curiously, many cat owners were actually supportive of the article. 
by Paul Karr

Bird of Passage

A quiet essay about a beautiful singer. Joe Choiniere's story about the life of the hermit thrush was considered one of the best of his many pieces in Sanctuary about local natural history. 
by Joe Choiniere

A Little Night Music

A field guide to the songs of night-singing insects by Chris Leahy, who leads many of Mass Audubon's more exotic overseas tours and is a regular columnist for the magazine. 
by Chris Leahy

Whatever Wal-Mart Wants, Wal-Mart Gets

This piece, written for the magazine nearly a decade ago, is as timely today as it was back in 2000—maybe more so. 
by Martin Laine

Cutting Carbon

This essay, published twenty years ago, is only now becoming a part of the public dialogue. 
by Alex Wilson

Transcripts from the Trial of Humanity Council of All Beings vs Homo sapiens

This piece is the mock heroic opening argument from a pseudo trial of Homo sapiens by the Council of All Beings, i.e., the animal kingdom. The animals introduced, among other evidence, represent a long list of the now-extinct species of North America.