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Contents

Volume 66, Number 6

June, 2012

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A rose garden in full bloom

Oases in the City

New York's Botanical Gardens

by Ellen Bidell

page 2

A man kneels near a young tree seedling

Master Stewards of the Woods

Master Forest Owners teach peers how to manage their forests

by Gary Goff, Rich Taber and John Razzano

page 8

A burbot fish being held up in the air

Meet the Burbot

Profile of an unusual fish

by Randy Jackson

page 12

Two people admiring the view from the rocky summit of an Adirondack mountain

Worth Every Step

Conquering the High Peaks

by Lt. Tom Caifa

page 14

A person teaching a outdoor environmental education class

Still Going Strong

Five Rivers Celebrates 40 years of connecting New Yorkers to nature

by Craig Thompson and Gina Jack

page 18

The head of a goatsucker bird with the mouth wide open

Goatsuckers of New York

Birds more often heard than seen

by John L. Turner

page 20

A piece of Helderberg limestone fossil

Limestone Layers

How Helderberg fossils helped shape my life

by John Van Hoesen

page 24

Departments

On Patrol

Real stories from Conservation Officers and Forest Rangers in the field

by Forest Ranger Andrew Jacob and Bernadette LaManna

page 27

Briefly

by Jenna Kerwin and David Nelson

page 28

Letters

by Eileen Stegemann and Jenna Kerwin

page 30

Back Trails

Life Is Where You Look

by John Greenwood

page 32