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Volume 67, Number 6

June, 2013

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Three men herd Canada geese into a netted enclosure

Goose Drive!

Volunteers round up geese at Wilson Hill WMA

by John Razzano

page 2

A man hold out a record-sized fish in front of him

Nice Catch!

DEC's Angler Achievement Awards Program

by Joelle Ernst

page 7

Fossil hunting implements lying on some rock

Prehistoric New York

Fossil collecting in the Empire State

by Alan Zdinak

page 10

A piping plover standing in the sand

Watchable Wildlife Site: Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Several refuges protecting critical wildlife habitat on Long Island

page 14

Drawing of a native American man talking about the two-row wampum to his family members who are seated on the ground around him

Sharing the River of Life

Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign

by Aya Yamamoto

page 16

A bright yellow prairie warbler perched on a twig

Please Disturb

When it comes to certain wildlife, some disturbance can be a good thing

by Eli J. Knapp

page 20

mushrooms with white stalks and reddish-brown caps

Hunting Mushrooms

Searching for edible fungi in New York

by Stephen J. Rock

page 23


On Patrol

Real Stories from Conservation Officers and Forest Rangers in the field

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

page 19


by Jenna Kerwin and David Nelson

page 28


Includes feature "Ask the Biologist"

by Eileen Stegemann and Jenna Kerwin

Back Trails


by Paul F. Noel

page 32