The Great White Northerner

Most Ontarians know belugas only from nature documentaries, but a hardy population of this marine species persists in the province’s northern reaches. Can it resist the impacts of climate change?

Small is Bountiful

A tiny reserve just outside Toronto is home to stunning biodiversity-including more than 1,000 moth species-debunking the notion that only large natural expanses merit protection.

Burning Need

Fires can be ecological blessings, regenerating habitats of rare species. A “prescribed burn” at an alvar reserve shows how experts tame fire’s wild force.


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Ontario’s Bats – Summer 2006

As the only flying mammals in the world bats make an impressive claim to fame. Eight species of these nocturnal creatures live in Ontario.

Root of Temptation – Summer 2018

Once Canada’s second-biggest export, wild American ginseng is increasingly rare today as poachers track it down for its valuable root. So why are conservation measures lagging?

2019 National Magazine Awards, Finalist for Short Feature Writing

The Cutting Edge – Spring 2016

When it comes to grassland birds, farmers are the greatest hope for their preservation. Here’s how some enterprising growers are combining nature protection with making a living.

2017 National Magazine Awards, Silver for Short Feature Writing

Blinded By the Light – Summer 2017

Artificial light is a pollutant, affecting habitat and health of all plants and creatures – including humans. Why the night must be brought back.

2018 National Magazine Awards, Finalist for Short Feature Writing

 


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