ON Nature Winter 2004





ON_Nature_Winter_2004DEPARTMENTS
5 | This Issue NEW ARRIVALS
Are all invasive species bad all the time? By Victoria Foote

7 | In the Mail HAVE KIDS, WILL KAYAK

8 | Earthwatch
Saving our dunes; bird watching in the boreal forest; clotheslines in your neighbourhood

15 | Profile BEARING WITNESS
Brian McHattie watches unhappily as Hamilton proceeds with its expressway through Red Hill Valley By Krista Foss

36 | Urban Nature THE GREEN HOUSE
How to reduce your ecological footprint without leaving your home By Kevin Black

38 | Field Trip THE WILD ONES: ONTARIO’S DOGS AND CATS By Dan Schneider

44 | Inside Ontario Nature
Upcoming AGM will be one to remember; Jean Labrecque celebrates 25 years with Ontario Nature

46 | Last Word UNFAIR TRADE
Our global economy brings us cheap products and a host of invasive species By Jerry DeMarco

 

FEATURES

18 | WHERE THE WATERS DIVIDE
The Walpole Island First Nation must contend with chemical spills, development and the erosion of traditional ways. Even so, the community has preserved some of Ontario’s rarest of flora and fauna. By Sharon Oosthoek

22 | US VERSUS THEM
The odds are stacked against nature advocates when pleading their cases before the Ontario Municipal Board. Just what does an environmentalist have to do to win around here? By Linda Pim

28 | MOTION DETECTOR
Professor Barrie Frost has spent a career studying how the brain perceives movement. Along the way, he put butterflies into flight simulators and invented a flirtatious virtual pigeon By Peter Christie

32 | KILLARNEY DREAMING
Forget long, hot portages and ravenous blackflies. The best time to go camping is in the winter By Kevin Callan

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