Winter 2006

Departments
By Victoria Foote

The fantastic butterfly migration; deep cuts to Ontario Parks’ budget; First Nations block mining exploration.
Environmental activist and city councillor Allan Elgar has mastered a rare skill: saving habitats without spending a cent. By Bruce Gillespie
Some adapt surprisingly well – like the peregrine falcons nesting in Toronto’s skyscrapers. But for most birds, the concrete jungle is a dangerous place. By Ted Cheskey
A guide to the elusive mustelids. By Dan Schneider and Peter Pautler
Spotlight on the Thunder Bay Field Naturalists; Dianne Slyford
How green is Ontario’s new building code if we can still build monster homes in sprawling communities? By Lloyd Alter

The legendary eastern cougar is supposed to be locally extinct yet a recent increase in cougar sightings suggests otherwise. Has the cat come back? By Douglas Hunter
Logging, mining and development threaten the homeof the great gray owl, the iconic woodland caribou and billions of songbirds. Can we save the great boreal forest? By Tim Tiner
Alarming new research indicates that a common species of waterfowl called scaup is being poisoned while feeding along the lower Great Lakes By Megan Ogilvie

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