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Volume 74, Number 3

December, 2019

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A photo of people cross-country skiing

Decoding Trickster Tracks

by Linda J. Spielman

page 2

A photo of a dark-eyed junco

Species Spotlight--The Bobcat

by Bill Rhodes

page 6

A photo of a reusable bag

New York State First-Ever Conservationist 2020 Calendar

page 9

A photo of a group of moose exiting the water

Van Hornesville Fish Hatchery

by Larry Kroon

page 34

A photo of a green space in New York City

Canadaway Creek Wildlife Management Area

by Emilio Rende

page 36


On Patrol

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

page 8


by Conservationist Staff

page 40


Includes feature Ask the Biologist

by Eileen Stegemann and Ellen Bidell

page 38