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boom and bust species, it is “occasionally common enough to defoliate catalpa trees,” David L. Wagner writes in his Caterpillars of Eastern North America. “Females raft the eggs, sometimes laying several hundred in a single cluster…The catalpa sphinx is a ‘barfer’ and thrasher. When molested, the larva regurgitates a somewhat viscous green fluid from the foregut and thrashes violently.” When I touched a branch, the caterpillars leaped into the grass. Although we have a couple dozen catalpa trees in First Field, only a few had been attacked by the catalpa sphinx moth caterpillars. And that was the first time in 38 years that I’d seen an infestation. Two weeks later, Dave found a parasitized catalpa sphinx moth caterpillar covered with white wasp cocoons. At least that caterpillar would suffer the fate that many

do — being slowly eaten alive by developing braconid wasps. The forest understory changes color as September progresses. First the black gum trees turn red, pink and purple, and then black birches, witch hazel and striped maples form golden bowers as I walk my trails. Ash trees at the back of our house turn bronzy red and gold. Our yard black walnut tree leaves have not only turned yellow, but many have also already fallen and litter our veranda and front porch. Only when I walk to the top of First Field for a view of the mountains do I see still green forests. Reluctantly, I say goodbye to all of that — visitors from the tropics, wildflowers, butterflies, moths and green forests — until next spring. 

Fun Game — By Connie Mertz

Deer Facts or Fiction
For every true statement copy the letter at the end of the space provided and then see what it spells. Deer skins and venison were vital to the survival of frontiersmen. Deer are carnivores. Deer don’t have upper front teeth. Deer are browsers. Deer have a 2-stomach system. Nutrition is an important factor in antler development. Deer fawns are the size of an elk calf. Deer fawns are best protected by their “Camouflage” coloration Movement alerts deer more than wearing fluorescent orange. Breeding season usually begins in late October. A buck only a few months old can grow spikes. One group of deer hunter. answer on page 62
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011

Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011
Myths & Legends of the Whitetail
Contents
Triple Trophy — Thrice
National Archery in the Schools Program
One More Squirrel Hunt with Dad
Harvey Roberts
Pennsylvania’s Hunter Access Program
State Game Lands 93
Right Violators, Wrong Deer
A Shot in the Pines
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist's Eye
Fun Game
Straight from the Bowstring
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Myths & Legends of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Contents
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Triple Trophy — Thrice
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - National Archery in the Schools Program
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - One More Squirrel Hunt with Dad
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Harvey Roberts
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 19
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Pennsylvania’s Hunter Access Program
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - State Game Lands 93
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Right Violators, Wrong Deer
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - A Shot in the Pines
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - The Naturalist's Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Crossings
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