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Volume 73, Number 2

October, 2018

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A photo of an Adirondack deer camp

The Joy of Deer Camp

by Dan Ladd

page 2

A photo of fall foliage in the Adirondacks

How Climate Change Affects New York's Species

Are New York's fall colors at risk?

by Renee Cho

page 6

A photo of fall foliage

New York's Autumn Display

Reader photos celebrating the colors of Fall

by Conservationist Staff

page 10

A photo of a North Atlantic right whale mother and calf

Battle for Survival

The plight of North Atlantic right whales

by Meghan Rickard

page 12

A photo of a humpback whale off the coast of NYC

Whales and the City

How citizen science is helping save whales

by Paul L. Sieswerda

page 16

A photo of a sign for the Flume Trail

Instant Adirondacks

Flume Trail Network offers excellent hiking

by Michael Zeugin

page 20

A photo of a fish near an artificial reef

Artificial Reefs

When you build them, marine life comes

by Jesse Hornstein and Christopher LaPorta

page 24

A photo of a pond at Hanging Bog WMA

Hanging Bog Wildlife Management Area

by Emilio Rende

page 28

A photo of a brown trout

Chateaugay Fish Hatchery

by Nicole E. Cain

page 30


On Patrol

by ECO Lt. Liza Bobseine and Forest Ranger Capt. Sarah B. Geesler

page 19


by Conservationist Staff

page 32


Includes feature Ask the Biologist

by Eileen Stegemann and Ellen Bidell

page 34

Back Trails

Evan Shoots and Scores!

by Andrew Lewand

page 36