Bringing back nature to the cottage

Enhancing and maintaining a natural shoreline is one of the best things landowners can do to protect lake ecosystems. Ontario Nature’s conservation biologist, Jessica Middleton, and her sister Colleen began restoring their cottage waterfront two years ago by establishing a no-mow zone and allowing native plants to grow.

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Tour group delighted by tropical birds


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Ontario Nature’s first ever members’ trip with Quest Nature Tours took place in March of this year. Thirteen birders, amateur archaeologists and general nature lovers visited birding hotspots in Belize and Guatemala, compiling an impressive bird list of 240 species.

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Oriole nest building


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Baltimore orioleBaltimore oriole nest building photo journal. Text and photography by Lydia Dotto, ImageInnovation Photography.

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Treasure hunt


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The Autumn 2012 issue of ON Nature featured “Treasure hunt,” an article about Ontario Nature’s audit of the many species found at our Altberg Wildlife Sanctuary Nature Reserve. Ray Ford photographs our conservation staff as they tramp through our biggest nature reserve documenting anything that glides, flies, or crawls.

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Boreal


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Canada warblerA photo gallery inspired by the Summer 2009 Birds of the Boreal cover story articles Incredible Journeys, Natural Inns and The Fall of the Wild.

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Urban Nature


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Tiger swallowtailInspired by Wild for the City, a gallery of animals that you might find in your urban back yard.

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Reptiles and Amphibians


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Blue racerA selection of photographs that feature some of Ontario’s snakes, turtles and frogs. Read more about one of the photographers in My Turn.

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