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Volume 68, Number 1

August, 2013

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The base of Chittenango waterfalls

Chittenango Falls

Central New York photo essay

by Chris Murray

page 2

A bird of prey in flight seen from below

Flight of the Raptors

Hawk watching in New York

by Barbara Allen Loucks

page 6

A red eft salamander on the forest floor

Immersed in Wildness

Nature getaway in West Cananda Lake Wilderness

by Walt McLaughlin

page 10

A young boy in a helmet climbs a rope ladder

Double H Ranch

Children with life-threatening illnesses enjoy camp fun

by Richard W. Crannell Jr.

page 14

The head of a bobcat

Meet the Bobcat

New plan guides future management

by Lance Durfy and Andrew MacDuff

page 18

A man in a hard hat and orange pants cuts thin log 'cookies' from a large log

Calling all Lumberjacks and Jills!

New York State Woodsmen's Field Days

by Elaine Bloom

page 22

A doe and her fawn stand in the grass at the edge of the forest

Watchable Wildlife Site: Beaver Lake Nature Center

A great place to spot NY's state mammal

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

page 28


by Eileen Stegemann and Jenna Kerwin

page 30

Back Trails

Night Safari: Searching for Nightcrawlers and Summers Past

by Jenna Kerwin

page 32