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Volume 67, Number 1

August, 2012

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Part of a house is torn away and the foundation destroyed by flood waters

Mother Nature's Fury

How Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee affected New Yorkers

by Ellen Bidell

page 2

A flooded farm in a valley

Perfect Storms

The ecological and environmental effects of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee

by Steve Stanne

page 8

An osprey looks out from its nest of twigs

Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge

Where to watch wildlife in New York

page 14

A bearded man holds out a record size fallfish

Fish Stories

Catching a state-record fish

by Chris VanMaaren

page 16

A young black woman holds a small crab in her fingers

Out of the Classroom, Into the Estuary

A day in the life of the Hudson River

by Chris Bowser

page 20

A group of cyclists in lime-green shirts at the side of the road

Tramps of Utica

The oldest hiking club in New York

by Patricia Malin

page 25


On Patrol

Real stories from Conservation Officers and Forest Rangers in the field

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

page 19


by Jenna Kerwin and David Nelson

page 28


includes feature "Ask the Biologist"

by Eileen Stegemann and Jenna Kerwin

page 30

Back Trails

Fair Haven Challenge

by Nicholas Calabrese

page 32