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Wood frog; Credit: Joe Crowley

Here today, gone tomorrow
Vernal pools – temporary wetlands that serve as nurseries for frogs and salamanders – are threatened by rising temperatures and development. Where will woodland amphibians go?
By Don Scallen

Hiking the Bruce Trail; Credit: Ryan and Sarah Duncan

Credit: Ryan and Sarah Duncan

The ultimate hike
The Bruce Trail, Canada’s longest footpath, can be completed as a challenging month-long hike or explored in segments. We have asked some dedicated “end-to-enders” who have completed the full 900-kilometre stretch to offer their highlights, lessons and advice.
By Conor Mihell

Asian long-horned beetle

Asian long-horned beetle; Credit: Changhua Coast Conservation Action; CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

 Forest killers
From emerald ash borer to Asian long-horned beetle, a deluge of invaders is attacking Ontario’s trees. The latest incursion, from the hemlock wooly adelgid, could devastate hemlock-dominated shorelines – unless we quickly mount a defence.
By Mike Henry

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