Autumn 2012

DEPARTMENTS

This issue
Keeping the wild in wilderness: Good policy is as important as nature reserves.By Caroline Schultz

Your Letters
Follow the leader; Team effort.

Earth Watch
Province refuses to ban hunting snapping turtles; sustainable aggregate extraction; a park for everyone; an unlikely home for bank swallows; the Nature Guardians’ big year; Board of Directors vice-president Kevin Shackleton talks about birds and conservation.

Ontario Nature Champions
Conservation award winners; a bake sale for wildlife.

85 Days
Ontario Nature’s campaign to save the Endangered Species Act. By Victoria Foote

On the Cover: Ontario Nature’s Laura Robson finds an eastern gartersnake on the Altberg Wildlife Sanctuary Nature Reserve. Photograph by Ray Ford

FEATURES

On the Cover
Treasure hunt

From five-lined skinks to monarch
butterflies, our conservation staff
search for all sorts of creatures
on an Ontario Nature reserve
teeming with life. By Ray Ford

Nature’s caregivers
Ontario Nature’s reserves are
places to celebrate wild spaces
and a source of joy for six all-star
stewards. By Andrew Reeves

Eight great parks for the
differently-abled: A guide

A tour of the best places to go
wild if you have physical
challenges. By Lisa Richardson

Stay in touch with nature