This Issue

A river runs through it
By Caroline Schultz

Earth Watch

Caribou concerns; controlling sea lamprey; sustainable trail building; reflected lights and bird strikes; master naturalists; protecting the Greenbelt

Last Word

Are some endangered species more equal than others?
By Bridget Stutchbury


Ontario Nature protects wild species and wild spaces through conservation, education and public engagement.

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Since 1931, Ontario Nature has been one of the province’s leading environmental organizations. ON Nature magazine – the voice of Ontario Nature – is an award-winning quarterly that provides Ontario Nature members and supporters with the content that really matters to them.

ON Nature’s contributors include award-winning journalists and photographers, experienced conservationists, and scientists recognized for their expertise in botany, ornithology and other nature-related fields. ON Nature brings readers closer to nature by exploring Ontario’s natural species and spaces, and providing insight on timely conservation issues.


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Upcoming issue: ON Nature Summer 2016

Fatherhood in the wild
What does it mean to be a dad? Ontario has many species that vastly expand our definitions of the role. From dads who carry their kids on their backs to ones who (gasp) devour them, this survey will make you ask whether father really knows best.
By Allan Britnell

Paying nature’s debt
Biodiversity offsetting allows developers to make up for destruction of natural landscape by creating habitat elsewhere. But without proper checks and balances, we risk losing critical habitat forever. Here’s how to do it right.
By Conor Mihell

A bug’s life
Most campers and cottagers would welcome the extinction of blackflies, deer flies and other buzzing pests. Fact is, they’re essential to preserving our wilderness. Here’s why you should learn to love (even if just a little) the scourge of summer.
By Susan Grimbly