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Volume 63, Number 5

April, 2009

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A bald eagle with a wildlife rehabilitator

Eagle Aid

by Elaine Bloom

page 2

A trout fisherman casting into a stream

Lured In

A trout fisherman is born

by Ed Bang

page 6

A Chinese mitten crab


New York's battle to stop the spread of invasive species

by Leslie Surprenant

page 9

A prescription symbol made from pills

A New Prescription

Do not flush your unused drugs

by Scott Stoner

page 14

The spring wildflower red trillium growing on the forest floor

Red Trillium

by Barbara Nuffer

page 17

A groundskeeper using a spreader to apply ammendments on athletic fields

Working Out the Bugs

How schools are using green pest management alternatives

by John Razzano

page 18

A man standing in the water holding a sturgeon

Stalking Sturgeon

by Amanda Higgs

page 22



includes feature "Ask the Biologist"

by Jenna DuChene

page 26

Letters and Reviews

compiled by Eileen Stegemann and Jenna DuChene

page 28

On Patrol

includes feature "Ask the ECO"

by ECO Lt. Tom Caifa and Forest Ranger Lt. John Solan

page 31

Back Trails

Family Affair

by James Getman

page 32