Current Issue — Spring 2024

Protecting All That Hops, Slithers and Crawls

A comprehensive guide to reptiles and amphibians in Ontario highlights profound threats to many of these creatures. Newly gathered data, however, can inform ways to help them survive.

By Celia Milne

A Stark Beauty

Ontario’s alvars are biodiversity hot spots, but they are misunderstood, underappreciated and critically imperilled.

By Conor Mihell

Healing Trees

The practice of forest therapy promises to help people put modern life on pause and reconnect with nature. Does it work?

By Ian Coutts

What’s In a (Bird) Name?

Last Word

By Julia Zarankin

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ON Nature magazine is an award-winning quarterly that brings readers closer to nature by exploring Ontario’s natural species and spaces, and providing insight on pressing conservation issues.

ON Nature’s contributors include award-winning journalists and photographers and experienced conservationists. The magazine is published by the one of the province’s leading environmental organizations, Ontario Nature

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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.

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Root of TemptationSummer 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

Grassland Birds and Farming Feature Article
Light Pollution Feature Article Spread

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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