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This issue’s cover of a Cope’s Gray Treefrog (Hyla chrysoscelis) was taken in St. Charles , Illinois by Ed Reschke. There are two species of Gray Treefrog that are identical in appearance: Cope’s Gray Treefrog and the Gray Treefrog (Hyla versicolor). Since their ranges overlap extensively (eastern U.S. and southernmost Canada ), it is very difficult to distinguish them based on size, coloration, or habits. However, it is often possible to identify them while they are calling in the spring. Positive identifications require blood sampling and laboratory analysis. The Cope’s Gray Treefrog is a diploid species, whereas the Gray Treefrog is a genetic tetraploid.
Reschke photographed this Cope’s Gray Treefrog on a former colleague’s property with a very nice wetland. He used a Nikon F5 camera, a 200mm o lens, and Fujichrome Velvia film.
November-December 2005 Contents
The Brain, The Biology Classroom & Kids with Video Games
Ann Haley MacKenzie ... 517
A Reappraisal of the status of Introductory Biology Laboratory Education in U.S. Colleges & Universities
Has college biology instruction changed during the past decade?
Marshall D. Sundberg Joseph E. Armstrong E. William Wischusen ... 525
Practical Advice for Teaching Inquiry-Based Science Process Skills in the Biological Sciences
If you are a “traditional lecturer” interested in incorporating science process skills without sacrificing course content, come learn how simplified inquiry-based strategies can help you achieve your course goals.
R. Russell Wilke William J. Straits ... 534
INQUIRY & INVESTIGATION
Hands-On in the Non-Laboratory Classroom: Reconstructing Plant Phylogenies Using Morphological Characters
An inquiry-based lesson on reconstructing the evolutionary history of plants by assessing morphological traits.
S. Luke Flory Ella L. Ingram Britt J. Heidinger Tammy Tintjer … 542
Sensing Red, White & Blue – Using Spores of the Sensitive Fern to Introduce Important Concepts in Biology
The sensitive fern is a useful plant for biology teachers.
John Z. Kiss Helen G. Kiss … 549
Bio Update ... 521
2005 Index to Volume 67 of The American Biology Teacher ... 556
An Even Bigger Crowd
Maura C. Flannery, Department Editor ... 560
Classroom Technology Reviews
José Vázquez, Department Editor ... 568
Ann Haley MacKenzie, Department Editor ... 570