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Volume 62, Number 5

April, 2008

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black bear

Backyard Bears

A rare glimpse into the world of a denning mother bear and her cubs

by John Adamski

page 2

map of Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor

Follow in History's Wake

Discover the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor

by Jean Mackay

page 6

photo of bloodroot


A native wildflower than blooms in spring

by Barbara Nuffer

page 11

dead trees on an Adirondack lake

Acid Rain, Rain Go Away

Some Adirondack lakes are showing promising signs of recovery

by Shannon Brescher Shea

page 12

a fly made from local materials

Tying Locally

Tying flies with materials found right here in the Adirondacks

by Michael Zeugin

page 18

purchased from istockphoto.com

Stop Pestering Me

How to keep unwelcome plants, animals and other living things out of homes and backyards while protecting the environment

by Mary Roy

page 22

Brianna Giancola with her first tukey

For Kids Only

DEC plans April 2008 youth turkey hunt

by Michael Schiavone

page 26


Frogwatch U.S.A.

A citizen science program managed by the USGS and National Wildlife Federation

by Diana Strnisa

page 28

G.E. engineer inspects fluorescent lamp in 1941

Bright Idea

The new compact fluorescent light bulb

by Shannon Brescher Shea

page 30


On Patrol

by ECO Lt. Ken Didion and Forest Ranger Lt. Chris Liebelt

page 34


page 36

Letters and Reviews

page 38

Back Trails

The colors of spring

by Reba Wynn Laks

page 40