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For more information and suggestions on how you can create wildlife habitat in your backyard, at www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry, click on “Publications” and then scroll down to “Ecological Services” where you can print “Landscaping with Native Plants in Pennsylvania.” At www.epa.gov/ GreenScapes an incredible amount of information is available for homeowners who want to shrink their lawns, have natural lawns, plant natives, and make room for wildlife.

million gallons while refueling. Air pollution from a conventional mower is equivalent to driving half a million miles in your car, and noise pollution shatters many quiet neighborhoods on the weekend.

The Chesapeake Bay watershed, which much of our state is a part of, has more than 3.8 million acres of grass, or 9.5 percent of the 64,000 square-mile area. Both Maryland’s Montgomery County and
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Virginia’s Fairfax County have more than 40 percent of their land in grass. Those mostly suburban counties flank Washington, D.C., but our own Lancaster County has 19.1 percent of its acreage in grass, in addition to agricultural fields. Where, in all this grass and fields of corn and soybeans, can most wildlife live? Possible wildlife travel corridors, such as hedgerows, connecting islands of habitat, are gone. And biodiversity is fading fast throughout the world, as more countries adopt our green, weed-free lawn culture. One researcher, Dr. David Myers of the University of Maryland, tried to encourage less lawn and more habitat for plants and wildlife by holding an informational seminar and tree planting demonstration and distributing informational material to a thousand landowners, but most were happy with their lawns and even believed that maintaining them was environmentalism, despite fertilizing them on average three times a year and using herbicides to keep them free of weeds. According to author Chris Bolgiano, in her article “Lawn Be Gone,” “As water drains from lawns it carries residues from seventy million pounds of pesticides every year, 10 times more per acre than agricultural crops. Sales of lawn care pesticides to Americans accounted for about a third of total world pesticide expenditures, in 1997 . . . ” That’s a frightening amount of chemicals, many of which are
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010

Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010
Life & Times of the Whitetail Biologist
Contents
Three Centuries and Counting
A Different Perspective
Trappin’ a Bobcat
Getting Extreme with Scent Control
Wills Mountain Scrub Oak Barrens Restoration
The Greatest Conservation Story in American History
Pennsylvania’s “Other” Fox
The Conneaut Lake Goose Chase
Looking Back Through Binoculars
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Fun Game
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Life & Times of the Whitetail Biologist
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Three Centuries and Counting
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 7
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - A Different Perspective
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 10
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Trappin’ a Bobcat
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 13
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Getting Extreme with Scent Control
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 16
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Wills Mountain Scrub Oak Barrens Restoration
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 19
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - The Greatest Conservation Story in American History
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 22
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 23
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 24
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Pennsylvania’s “Other” Fox
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 26
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - The Conneaut Lake Goose Chase
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 30
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 32
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 33
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Looking Back Through Binoculars
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 36
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 38
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 39
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 40
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 41
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 51
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 54
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 55
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 57
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 61
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - NatureInse
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - NatureInse
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