Spring 2011




Departments
Make sure to keep alien plants out of your garden. By Caroline Schultz
Green priorities on the political agenda; painting turbines purple; the much-anticipated first signs of spring; meet the President of Ontario Nature’s Board of Directors.
Severe habitat loss, climate change and pollution have caused a precipitous drop in these sublimely coloured birds. By Tim Tiner
Donor spotlight: Nature Canada supports Malcolm Bluff Shores.
Time to shut down Ontario’s dirtiest energy source. By Gideon Forman
Whether advocating for wildlife, tending a nature reserve, or guiding field trips, our member groups form a grassroots network through a shared passion for nature. By Allan Britnell
Non-native plants can be an eco-catastrophe, degrading sensitive habitats and diminishing biodiversity. Where and how to draw the battle lines in the fight against alien species is now a topic of heated debate. By Lorraine Johnson
A band of dedicated volunteers works round the clock to save the embattled piping plover, a bird that favours waterfront views, fusses over its food, and builds nests on the sand. By Denis Seguin
On the cover Someone to watch over me: Piping plover guardians keep an eye on their charges during breeding season.
Photograph by Ethan Meleg

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