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water their scent encourages drunkenness. Marigold probably refers to the Virgin Mary, hence, Mary-gold. But their scientific name Calthia — Greek for cup, which refers to the shape of the flower — and palustris meaning “swamp” in Latin, is the best description of this lovely, swamp-loving wildflower. The circular, 2.2-mile Dickey’s Mountain Trail presented more of a challenge for our afternoon hike as it descended 400 feet before leveling off. Except for a hillside of bloodroot, most of the wildflowers were the same species that grow on our mountain — early saxifrage on a rocky bank, kidney-shape buttercups, wild geraniums, perfoliate bellworts, false Solomon’s seals, spring beauties and rue anemones. I also found rattlesnake fern and a bed of bluets in the middle of the level, lower trail. We were most impressed by the size of the tulip and shagbark hickory trees. This forest has a healthy understory of spicebush Prospective visitors should contact the Forest District Office, Buchanan State Forest, 440 Buchanan Trail, McConnellsburg, Pa 17233 717-4853148 FD02@state.pa.us for an excellent map of the trails and history of the Kerper Tract. and maple-leaved viburnum, as well as many tree seedlings and saplings of maple and hickory — and, of course, flowering dogwood and even occasional redbuds. The healthy understory seemed proof that deer hunters were keeping the deer herd under control, although on that overcast day the only hunters we encountered in the forest were searching for “blackies” (morels) and assumed we were, too. Would they have understood that we were hunters of redbud, spring wildflowers, songbirds, and a healthy forest — interested in feeding our spirits and not our bellies? At least not on that spring day. A Tribute to Roger Latham, by Ann Jenkins. Many Pennsylvanians, and others, owe their outdoor interests and maybe even their careers to Roger Latham, a man who wore many hats during his long and illustrious career. Probably best known as the outdoor writer for the Pittsburgh Press, from 1957 until 1979, Roger was a member of the first class of officers to graduate from the Game Commission’s Ross Leffler School of Conservation, in 1937. He didn’t work long as a game protector, though. He became interested in wildlife research, when the science of wildlife management was in its infancy, and went on to earn Masters and Doctorate degrees in zoology and wildlife management at Penn State, and serve as the chief of the Game Commission’s Division of Research, from 1951 through 1957. Among his accomplishments was spearheading the often contentious moves to implement antlerless deer hunting to control an overabundant deer population, and to cease the production and release of game farm turkeys and, instead, use wild birds to restore turkey populations. Presented here are more than 40 of Roger’s “The Great Outdoors” columns from the Pittsburgh Press, followed by reflections of many who knew Roger, the likes of Ralph Abele, Pete Duncan, Larry Schweiger and Nick Sisley, accompanied by many photos taken over the years. Reading his work and what many of his contemporaries share illustrate what a tremendous conservationist and individual Roger truly was Order from: Ann Jenkins — Latham Tribute, 6870 South Section Line Road, Delaware, OH 43015 or visit www.Lathamtribute.com; $20, plus $4.95 s&h. MARCH 2010 53
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010

Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010
Life & Times of the Whitetail Biologist
Contents
A Chocolate-Covered Cream-Filled . . . Gobbler
The Close Call
Silent Whispers
The Shot Not Taken
Eastern Coyote
A Grandparents’ Pride, A Grandson’s Gift
In the Company of Children
A Jake for Ben
Early Bear Management
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Fun Game
Crossings
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Life & Times of the Whitetail Biologist
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - A Chocolate-Covered Cream-Filled . . . Gobbler
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - The Close Call
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Silent Whispers
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - The Shot Not Taken
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Eastern Coyote
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - A Grandparents’ Pride, A Grandson’s Gift
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - In the Company of Children
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - A Jake for Ben
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Early Bear Management
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 60
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Fun Game
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2010 - Crossings
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