May 23, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 5

A swan and his family

Of Cabbages and Kings


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This is a true story by Carlene Hardt of the amazing Trumpeter swan, Solo, who spent many years at TurnbullNational Wildlife Refuge living his legacy for us to enjoy.

Carlene begins, “In 2005 my mother gave me a Canon film camera and I took a class in photography. It was the beginning of a whole new way of seeing“. At first Hardt concentrated on things close at hand in the Cheney area, then ventured to Turnbull occasionally to see what she could find. Turnbull’s pools, wetlands, meadows and lakes brought so many new aspects to her attention that she began to...

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