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Volume 71, Number 6

June, 2017

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A photo of the Essex Chain of Lakes in the Adirondacks

Celebrating Adirondack Park's 125th Anniversary

by Peter Constantakes and Eileen Stegemann

page 2

A photo of the author and his children learning about birds

Chomping at Nature's Bit

Waiting (im)patiently for a bird to reveal its identity

by Eli Knapp

page 7

A photo of the author's daughters in a boat on a fishing trip

A Family Fishing Affair

Carrying on the family fishing tradition

by Tom Hughes

page 10

A photo of a spicebush swallowtail butterfly caterpillar

A Bee or Not a Bee, That is the Question

Mimicry helps insects survive

by Gerry Lemmo

page 14

A photo of the schooner Lois McClure docked in the Erie Canal

Revisiting New York's Historic Canals

On the sailing schooner Lois McClure

by Erick Tichonuk

page 18

An underwater photo of a smallmouth bass

The Circle of Life: Spawning Behaviors of Smallmouth Bass

by Robert Michelson

page 22

A photo of an environmental justice educational program

Environmental Justice--Right For All

DEC's Environmental Justice Office

by Rosa Mendez

page 26


On Patrol

Includes feature: Ask the ECO

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

page 25


by Conservationist Staff

page 28


Includes feature: Ask the Biologist

by Eileen Stegemann and Ellen Bidell

page 30

Back Trails

A Farm Forever

by Art Woldt

page 32