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Contents

Volume 61, Number 5

April, 2007

loon floating

Loon Mystery

Loon pair faces an uphill struggle

by Paul Rappleyea

page 2

pile of firewood

Alien Invaders

...are hiding in your firewood

by Karen Verschoor

page 6

shad

Shad Run

Spring fishing for shad on the Hudson

by Doug Stang

page 8

girl holding dandelion

Outdoor Discovery

Dandelions: Loved and Hated!

by Anita Sanchez

page 12

various saltwater fish

Special Pullout: Nearshore Saltwater Sport Fish

text by Eileen Stegemann, Ron Gelardi, layout by Frank Herec

page 15

man fishing in river

Protecting the Carmans River

by Bill Fonda

page 20

trout lily

Trout Lily

by Barbara Nuffer

page 23

person flyfishing in river

Empire State Adventures

Trout fishing, anyone?

by John Razzano

page 24

Departments

Rangers to the Rescue

page 19

ECO on Patrol

page 27

Briefly

page 28

Letters and Reviews

page 29