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Volume 68, Number 5

April, 2014

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A woman in a pink shirt and tan vest holds up a fish

Crappie Fishing

Fun times fishing for this unique sunfish

by James Everard

page 2

Three people wearing waders and carring nets stand in the bay with a bridge seen in the distance

Get Outdoors at New York's National Treasures

Fun and recreation at NY's historical and cultural sites

by Patrick J. Chaisson

page 6

A black and white photo of the Caledonia fish hatchery

150 Years Strong

Caledonia fish hatchery celebrates milestone

by Alan Mack

page 12

Four students study a map as part of their Envirothon challenge

New York Envirothon

Growing environmental leaders for 25 years

by Fred von Mechow and Betsy Ukeritis

page 16

A gray catbird perches on the tip of an evergreen

Birding Without Sound

by William Preston

page 18

A Larner Blue butterfly on an orange butterfly weed flower

Watchable Wildlife Site: Albany Pine Bush Preserve

Globally rare pine barrens

page 22

Blue green algae discolors the water of a pond

My Poor Little Lake

Harmful blue-green algae in New York's waterbodies

by Scott Kishbaugh and Karen Stainbrook

page 24


On Patrol

Includes feature: Ask the ECO

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

page 17


by David Nelson and Jenna Kerwin

page 28


by Eileen Stegemann and Jenna Kerwin

page 30

Back Trails

Mornings on the River

by Kelly Greenwood

page 32