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Volume 72, Number 6

June, 2018

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A photo of a Blanding's turtle near water

Blanding's Turtle

Conservation Efforts for one of NY's rarest turtles

by Glenn Johnson and Angelena Ross

page 2

A photo of the author and his daughter taking a compass reading

Deep Forest Bee Hunting

A new twist on a New York tradition

by Robin W. Radcliffe

page 6

A photo of Boreas Pond

Paddling Boreas

Newly opened property a true Adirondack gem; includes Hiking Boreas by Karen Williamson

by Phil Brown

page 13

A time-lapse photo of fireflies

Twinkling Gems of Summer

New York's fireflies

by Cole Gilbert and Jillian Ditner

page 17

A photo of a boy drinking from a water bottle

Don't Get Beat by Summer Heat

by Asante Shipphilts and Seema Nayak

page 21

A vintage photo of Rogers Environmental Education Center

Rogers Environmental Education Center

Celebrating 50 Years

by Ann Harrison

page 24

A photo of Braddock Bay Wildlife Management Area

Braddock Bay Wildlife Management Area

Diverse habitats support a bird haven and outdoor recreation

by Heidi Kennedy

page 26

A vintage photo of Bath Fish Hatchery

Bath Fish Hatchery

by Ken Osika

page 28


On Patrol

by ECO Lt. Liza Bobseine and Forest Ranger Capt. Stephen Scherry

page 34


by Conservationist Staff

page 30


Includes feature Ask the Biologist

by Eileen Stegemann and Ellen Bidell

page 32

Back Trails

Three Rules

by John Van Niel

page 32