ON Nature Summer 2004





ON_Nature_Spring_2004_bannerDEPARTMENTS
5 | This Issue WHO YOU ARE
Our members tell us what they think By Victoria Foote

7 | In the Mail LANGUAGE DIFFICULTIES AND UPSIDE-DOWN ORCHIDS

8 | Earthwatch
Why some exotic plants thrive; curbing urban sprawl; is bottled water really cleaner than tap water?

15 | Profile THE DOMINO EFFECT
Professor Yan and the spiny water flea that changed an entire ecosystem By Peter Christie

38 | Urban Nature BLOOMING BACKYARDS
In Guelph, naturalized gardening is taking to the streets where Boulevard Club members are creating eco-friendly habitats within the concrete jungle By Lorraine Johnson

40 | Field Trip HERONS AND BITTERNS: ONTARIO’s WETLAND WADERS By Ted Cheskey

44 | Inside Ontario Nature
Remembering M.J. Thomson; honouring Fred Bodsworth; the Foundation and Magnotta Winery forge a partnership

46 | Last Word WHAT’S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE
Excessive ATV use is damaging our parks, places created to see nature not destroy it By Kevin Callan

 

FEATURES
18 | THE WILDERNESS IS CALLING (Part 1)
But with only a weekend to spare, where are you going to go?
A list of Ontario’s weekend paddle hot spots By Kevin Callan

24 | THE WILDERNESS IS CALLING (Part 2)
And you’re stuck in the city with only time for a quickie.
A list of urban adventures By Heather Webb

26 | CANOEING WITH KIDS
Ten tips for safe and happy tripping with children By Joanie McGuffin

30 | WE CAME, WE SAW… WE CONQUERED
A graphic illustration of the toll summer fun takes on our lakes By Lisa Keller and David Wysotski

32 | THE TROUBLE WITH SHRIKES
When the eastern loggerhead shrike was listed as endangered in 1992, there were 55 nesting pairs left in Ontario. A recovery team was struck yet today there are less than half that many. What happened? By Alec Ross

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