Fall 2011




Departments
Passing on the conservation torch. By Caroline Schultz
 

Ontario Nature’s fall birding hot spots: staff reveal their favourite places to witness the fall migration; farmers learn to live with at-risk species; who speaks for the environment in the upcoming election?; Peter Gilchrist, past president of Ontario Nature’s Board of Directors and champion birder.
Honouring our eco-heroes: Ontario Nature’s conservation award winners.
Wild spaces, like Ontario Nature’s reserves, are rich in species and history. By Peter Middleton

A guided tour of nine great nature getaways in eastern Ontario. By Caroline Schultz and Mark Stabb
Scientists turn to man’s best friend to help recovery efforts for one of our most endangered reptiles. By Conor Mihell
Our Nature Guardians program sows the seeds for a new crop of environmentalists. By Denis Seguin
When the Highland Companies announced pans to dig one of the largest quarries in North America a small but determined army of farmers, citizens and local politicians declared war. And, in the court of public opinion, they’re winning. By Cecily Ross
On the cover: Nature Guardian Lupine Habib. Through the Ontario Nature program, kids of all ages get the opportunity to explore their natural world. Photograph by Denis Seguin

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