Fall 2007

 

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Departments
This Issue: Sneak preview
The state of Ontario’s birds by Victoria Foote
In the Mail: Good forestry
Earthwatch
Spectacular coastline to be protected; driving through the forest; peregrine falcons face new threat
Profile: A perfect match
Environmental crusader Kaid Benfield marries green buildings to smart design and an eco-friendly community is born by John Lorinc
Field trip: Spiders
Nature’s web masters by Dan Schneider and Peter Pautler
Inside Ontario Nature
Ontario Nature awards green heroes; Vic Orr named environmentalist of the year
Last Word: Local matters
Conservation efforts at home really do help save the world by Caroline Schultz
Features
Cover Story: The birder's bible
The results from Ontario’s second breeding bird atlas are in, revealing a number of unexpected population trends and offering a glimpse into the precarious world of birds by Peter Christie
The great fall migration
Special pullout section: Where and when you can watch our avian travellers head south by Tim Tiner
The magic of mushrooms
Neither plant nor animal, these strange organisms are in a kingdom all their own by Cecily Ross
The beachcombers
Every year, thousands of hardy souls from all walks of life participate in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup by Janice Weaver
What will the environment be like in 2050?
Winners of Ontario Nature’s Second Annual Youth Writing Contest provide an answer

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