A surprise encounter
An excerpt from ACRES members-only Quarterly
Last January I walked alone in a preserve, enjoying the brittle cold, the silence of fresh snow. Cedar Creek flowed beside me, black, swift and clear beneath a fragile film of ice shelves.
And then—fur and bright eyes. Two river otters poked their heads over ice on the creek’s far bank. We three held still, perfectly quiet, watching each other for a long time. It must have been ten minutes. I think they were as astonished as I. My feet grew numb. Reluctantly, I was the first to turn away. While I had never seen them before and have never seen them since, I was there, and so were they.
– Carol Roberts, ACRES Board Member & Quarterly editor
Learn more about Roberts’ experience living in the Cedar Creek Corridor. Watch our video.
The Quarterly is ACRES Land Trust’s seasonal publication for members. At the start of each season, ACRES members receive the Quarterly in their mailbox; a shorter version is available to the public in coffee shops, libraries and professional offices throughout the region.
The twenty-page Quarterly publication features a variety of high-resolution photos from the preserves and stories from the land and about the people who help protect it. The most recent past issue is available for download (PDF) on the ACRES Land Trust website here.