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Volume 63, Number 1

August, 2008

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a young Roger Tory Peterson

Naturalist and Legend

Roger Tory Peterson- the legendary naturalist, artist, educator, photographer and filmmaker

by Jane Johnson

page 3

Oneida train derailment

DEC's Dukes of Hazard

Spill Response Team to the Rescue

by Shannon Brescher Shea

page 8

large tiles of cut bluestone


From Ancient Sea to American Architecture-- mining for bluestone is one of New York's oldest industries

by Steven Potter

page 12

a four-person canoe

Adirondack Paddle Party

Canoe classic keeps them coming back for more

by Brian McDonnell

page 16

drawing on Teddy Roosevelt

Champions of Conservation

A sampling of conservation heroes and heroines

by Frank Knight and Eileen Stegemann

page 19

Round Lake, Green Lakes State Park

Rediscovering Central New York

photo essay by Chris Murray

by Chris Murray

page 24

gray fox

Shot in the Dark

Find out what's lurking in your woods

by Angie Berchielli

page 30


On Patrol

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

page 23


includes feature "Ask the Biologist"

page 36

Letters and Reviews

page 38

Back Trails

The Turtle and I

by Russell Shefrin

page 40