Winter 2010




Departments
Working together for conservation. By Caroline Schultz

Speaking up for nature; citizen science in action; the monarch butterfly makes a royal rebound; Ontario lists its first endangered bumblebee.
What may be the last, viable population of the pint-sized wildfowl can be found on Walpole Island.. By Tim Tiner
Donor spotlight: honouring Graeme Whistance-Smith.
Standing together to protect wildlife. By Ontario Nature
The glorious James Bay saltwater coastline is a birdwatcher’s paradise. But as the northern landscape hovers on the cusp of transformation, how much longer can this magical margin of the province withstand the dual threats of climate change and industry? By Ray Ford
Why are birds that feed on insects disappearing? New findings point to answers that touch on a range of troubling environmental factors. By Douglas Hunter
Intrepid conservation staff poke into the earth’s nooks and crannies in search of salamanders, frogs, turtles and other rarities. Welcome to the making of Ontario Nature’s Reptile and Amphibian Atlas. By Peter Christie
Northern Connections, Ontario Nature’s new program, brings isolated communities together to create a unique environmental voice that speaks for the big boreal landscape. By Conor Mihell
On the cover Join the team: If you’ve seen an eastern newt like the one on our cover, or any other reptiles and amphibians in Ontario, you can contribute to Ontario Nature’s atlas.
Photograph by Robert McCaw

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