As the only flying mammals in the world, bats can make an impressive claim to fame. Eight species of these nocturnal creatures live in Ontario. Agile and predatory, bats are capable of extremely sophisticated bio-sonar.
Spiders live among us in almost every conceivable habitat. Their ecological role, one that benefits us, is as the ultimate predators of insects. They pursue this role with instinctive dedication.
Ontario’s forests, meadows and waters provide an incredible range of nutritious and delicious edible wild plants. Ontario Nature has prepared this foraging guide as an introduction to this local resource, and to encourage people to get outside and experience the wonders the natural world provides.
This is an online guide to Ontario’s odonata species. Dragonflies and damselflies are two related and fascinating groups (suborders) that make up the insect order Odonata.
Learn to identify some of Ontario’s butterflies and moths, this popular online guide includes more than 24 species. Experts and beginners alike will find this guide informative.