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Contents

Volume 68, Number 3

December, 2013

Read the entire issue, cover to cover (PDF)

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A snow and ice covered jetty sticks out into the sound

Capturing Long Island

--through the photography of Clifford Dayton

page 2

Ariver otter sitting in the snow

The River Otter

Surprising little clown

by John Razzano

page 8

Wreckage of a small plane that crashed in the woods

Crashed in the Wilderness

Forest ranger recounts an Adirondack plane crash

by Scott VanLaer

page 12

A painting of the head of a European hare

European Hares of Upstate New York

Legendary rabbits once a hunter's dream

by David Nelson

page 16

A stuffed white waterfowl

Indoor Nature Walk

Herkimer County Community College's Natural History Museum

by Ronald P. Carvin

page 20

The lab at the wildlife health center

Wildlife Health Corner

DEC's Pathology Center

by Dr. Krysten Schuler

page 24

A seagul standing by the water

Watchable Wildlife Site: Niagara Falls

by John Razzano

page 26

Departments

On Patrol

Real stories from Conservation Officers and Forest Rangers in the field

by ECO Lt. Liza Bobseine and Forest Ranger Capt. Stephen Scherry

page 19

Briefly

by Jenna Kerwin and David Nelson

page 28

Letters

includes feature: Ask the Biologist

by Eileen Stegemann and Jenna Kerwin

page 30

Back Trails

The Very Friendly Grouse

by Ellie George

page 32