Current Issue — Fall 2022

Clinging to Life

Efforts to preserve the rare Pitcher’s thistle seem to be paying off, but the dune habitat on which the plant relies is increasingly under threat.

A Blueprint for Recovery?

The mottled duskywing butterfly was on the verge of disappearing from Ontario. Now, a pioneering reintroduction effort is raising hope that this and other at-risk butterflies can be brought back to life.

A Measure of Protection

A new global standard for biodiversity conservation has identified more than 100 sites in Ontario critical for preservation. These Key Biodiversity Areas will inform
what must be protected before it is gone.

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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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Minister’s Zoning Orders are increasingly being used to fast-track development on farmland, wetlands and greenspaces across Ontario.

MZOs eliminate any opportunity for public scrutiny or input and can result in significant harm to the long-term health of Ontarians and our natural ecosystems.


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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.

Ginseng Feature Article Spread

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

Grassland Birds and Farming Feature Article

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

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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