Audubon Florida – Spotted! Banded Black Skimmer Heralds Conservation Success

The Tampa Christmas Bird Count was well-underway when Jeff Liechty of Audubon Florida’s coastal team spotted a banded Black Skimmer amidst a resting, mixed flock of skimmers, gulls, and pelicans. Zeroing in on its tiny, numeric bracelet, Jeff snapped photos so he could so some research and submit his critical resight data once he made it safely back…

Spin Off Magazine – Pin Loom to the Rescue!

The clear bag of qiviut fiber stayed in my stash for months. Ordered straight from the Oomingmak Musk Ox Producers’ Co-operative in Alaska, the impossibly soft, incredibly warm musk ox down looked clean and ready to spin every time I passed it sitting on top of my roving and yarn basket. At $45 for just…

Piecework Magazine – Creating an Embroidered Nature Journal

Even though it’s barely 10:30 a.m., the air feels warm and muggy on my bare shoulders as I push the baby jogger into a local park. Florida summers are hot and humid, but we don’t let it keep us from exploring the natural places in our neighborhood. While my toddler starts climbing over a wooden…