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Audubon: Contents -- May/June 2000

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Columns & Departments

Sea Sickness
Turtles with herpes, seals with distemper, devastating algal bloomsĖoutbreaks of disease are becoming more and more frequent in our oceans. Are we to blame? 
By Carl Zimmer 

Clintonís Last Stand In the boldest act of land protection since Teddy Roosevelt was in office, President Clinton wants to keep roads out of 54 million acres of national forest. Can he succeed? 
By Ted Williams
Illustrations by Tim Bower

Walks on the Wild Side
Summerís here. Where are you? Audubonís guide to some of the wilder ways to see the United Statesí most beautiful parks
and public lands.

Urban Escapes: weekends in Wilderness
You donít need to head to Yellowstone to find wilderness. Secret pockets of solitude are only a short drive from four of Americaís busiest cities. 

Beastly Vacations
Want to collar a bear, herd wild horses, or kayak with orcas? Work with wild animals on these 12 conservation vacations. By Gretel H. Schueller

Mount St. Helens Revisited
Just 20 years ago Mount St. Helens erupted in the most violent explosion seen in the lower 48 in centuries. What remains is a fascinating landscape that evolves as we watch. 
By Christine Colasurdo 
Photos by Macduff Everton 
Plus: 3 Ways to Hike Mount St. Helens. 

All Things Great & Even Microscopic
Great Smoky Mountains National Park may be the most visited park in the nation, but few people ever discover its real secrets. Now scientists are plumbing its depths to catalogue every living thing within its borders. Photos and text by Gary Braasch Plus: 3 Hikes in the
Smoky Mountains.

Liquid Serenity
Just 200 miles from Manhattan, John Jerome finds solitude canoeing the lakes of our largest state park.

Tropical Retreat 
Wild orchids and alligators draw John Balaban from Miami to this hidden gem of a park: the Fakahatchee. 

California Dreaming To see what southern California looked like 200 years ago, Mike Davis escapes to Malibu Creek. 

The Sands of Timelessness
Annick Smith returns 
to the Lake Michigan shores of her childhood, at Warren Dunes. 

From the Editor
Our Wild Sides 
The best way to appreciate Americaís wild places is to explore them. 
By Lisa Gosselin

The Audubon View
Stand Up for the Mississippi 
Audubon joins the fight against the latest threat to our mightiest river.
By John Flicker



Field Notes
The ivorybill: back from the beyond?; hell comes to hog heaven; loving birds to death; criminals look to cyberspace as the latest
place to sell endangered-species parts. 
Edited by David Seideman

True Nature
Insect Opera
Itís natureís strangest symphony, and if youíre lucky, the cicadas will soon be bringing their act to a forest near you.
By T. Edward Nickens

The Woman From Alligator
In rural North Carolina, Mavis Hill builds boardwalks and aims to turn a hog farm into a native-plant nursery. 
By Doreen Cubie

Ask Audubon
How do chameleons change color? The scoop on a tough beetle. Do birds flap their wings straight up and down? 
By Carolyn Shea

Bonk! Itís a Three-Wattled Bellbird 
It might be the loudest bird call anywhere. But will disappearing habitat silence the bellbirdís bonk forever? 
By Don Stap

Of Deep Time and Myth
New perspectives on life, from the fossil record to the musings of a swampwalker. 
By Christopher Camuto

The Killer in Your Backyard 
Each time you douse your lawn with pesticides, you could be poisoning birds, wildlife, even the
kids next door. 
Plus, a special pullout section: The Audubon Guide to Home Pesticides. 
By Joel Bourne

Audubon in Action
Standing up for sharks; the great Texas egret rescue. Plus: Summer vacations, Audubon-style. 
Edited by Gretel H. Schueller

Earth Almanac
Signs of the seasons, from bunny hops to winged goblins to a beautiful monarch mimic.
By Ted Williams

In the Wild 
Itís Superfrog
Look, up in the sky, itís a bird, itís a plane . . .
By Les Line/Photo by Mark W. Moffett