Posts tagged Mark Carabetta

A natural donation

A natural donation

By Mark Carabetta Orchids – no fewer than 16 different kinds – and carnivorous plants – such as horned bladderworts and sundews – flourish at Ontario Nature’s unique Petrel Point Nature Reserve, as do numerous other provincially rare plants. Located near Lake Huron on the western side of the Bruce Peninsula near the community of […]

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Power struggles

Power struggles

By Mark Carabetta For the past two years, Ontario Nature has been battling a controversial electrical power plant in King Township, and the fight isn’t over yet. Most recently, the organization is opposing an unprecedented regulation passed by the Ontario government that has created a loophole that permits the power plant to be built, undermines […]

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Lost Bay reserve grows

Lost Bay reserve grows

by Mark Carabetta Ontario Nature has recently doubled the size of its Lost Bay Nature Reserve, a moody landscape where you can find a number of at-risk turtle species, eastern ratsnakes and eastern ribbonsnakes. This summer, the organization purchased 58 hectares of adjacent forest and wetland habitat, increasing the size of the Lost Bay reserve […]

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SOS for endangered reptiles

SOS for endangered reptiles

By Mark Carabetta More than half of Ontario’s reptile species – 15 of 24 – are listed as at risk both provincially and nationally. That so many of our turtles and snakes, as well as Ontario’s only lizard (the five-lined skink), are in jeopardy is especially troubling given that Ontario is home to more reptile […]

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Natural Inns

Natural Inns

by Mark Carabetta
Ontario Nature’s reserves provide a much needed rest stop for tired avian travellers…

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