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Volume 67, Number 5

April, 2013

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A brook trout lying on a mat beside a fishing rod

Pond Fishing for Brookies

by Jonathan Fieroh

page 2

An oil painting of sailboats on the Hudson River at West Point

Plein Air:

How Hudson River School Art Influenced the American Spirit

page 6

A detail of the lithograph - The Express Train

American Spirit

the Legacy of Currier & Ives

by Albany Institute of History and Art

A wet beaver at the edge of the water

Watchable Wildlife Site: Point Au Roche State Park

Where to spot migrating snow geese

page 14

Close-up of Bicknell's thrush

On the Road to Recovery

Acid Rain in the Adirondacks

by Kevin L. Civerolo and Karen M. Roy

page 17

A bear in a kitchen pantry, eating food off the floor

A Close Encounter

Family wakes to a bear in their Adirondack cottage

by Steve Schwartz

A black bear cub up in the branches of a tree

Adirondack Black Bears

Does beech nut abundance affect human-bear conflicts?

by Courtney LaMere

page 22

Reddish orange columbine blossom with blue flowers behind it

Gardening with Native Plants

by By Barbara Nuffer

page 26


On Patrol

Includes feature: Ask the ECO

by ECO Lt. Tom Caifa and Forest Ranger Capt. Stephen Scherry


by Jenna Kerwin and David Nelson


by Eileen Stegemann and Jenna Kerwin

Back Trails

Listen to the Sunrise

by Thomas Adessa