Letters – Remembering a buried river

Letters – Remembering a buried river

Re: “A river runs through it” in ON Nature, fall 2014 When I was taking night courses at the University of Toronto in the early 60s, I took a birding course with Professor Baillie. To get to this and my other courses, I rode the subway from Etobicoke, got off at St. George station, crossed Bloor […]

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Letters – Build it and they will come

Letters – Build it and they will come

  Re: “Over a burrow” in ON Nature, fall 2014 I am encouraged by the enlightened attitude of Canada Building Materials towards the bank swallows nesting in their sand and gravel pits. The company’s “live and let live” policy serves as a model for other aggregate operations. Perhaps though, in concert with bank-swallow friendly aggregate […]

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Re-thinking native non-natives

Re-thinking native non-natives

In his letter, “A native non-native” (Autumn 2011, page 7) Don Scallen says that “black locust is not nearly as credible a threat as the other invasive plants featured in [Lorraine Johnson’s] article “Natural invaders” [Spring 2011, page 22].” Those responsible for control of invasive plants have, by necessity, taken the nuanced approach that Scallen […]

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