ON Nature Spring 2005





ON_Nature_Spring_2005DEPARTMENTS
5 | This Issue ONE BIG CONTRIBUTOR
Saying goodbye to Gregor Beck By Victoria Foote

7 | In the Mail OMB DOESN’T HAVE FAVOURITES

8 | Earthwatch
Oak Ridges Moraine update; no EA for proposed quarry along Lake Superior; caribou population in decline

15 | Profile MIRACLE WORKER
Absent from the province since the 1700s, the trumpeter swan is back thanks to Harry Lumsden By Kevin Black

36 | Urban Nature ACCIDENTAL WILDERNESS
Finding wild places in urban spaces By William Gilpin

38 | Field Trip BUTTERFLIES
By Dan Schneider and Peter Paulter

44 | Inside Ontario Nature
Upcoming wildlife festival in Ottawa; Ontario Nature receives grants for restoration projects

46 | Last Word SMART GROWTH 101
Three ways to curb sprawl with little effort and big impact By John Lorinc

 

FEATURES
18 | THE EAGLE RISES
Having teetered on the brink of local extinction for much of the last century, Ontario’s bald eagle is making a slow, but steady comeback thanks to tireless recovery efforts By Moira Farr

24 | THE ROAD AHEAD
Should not run through our northern boreal forest where it stretches unbroken across the top of the province and wilderness reigns supreme By Brad Cundiff

28 | ONTARIO’S BREEDING BIRD ATLAS IS ALMOST HERE
Take 1,500-plus volunteers, more than 50 writers, a handful of project coordinators, and a shared passion for birds. This atlas is a doorstopper By Margaret Webb

32 | CLIFF HANGER
Up or down? A first-time climber considers his limited options while scaling the Niagara Escarpment By Kevin Black

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