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ON Nature Spring 2006

ON Nature Spring 2006

DEPARTMENTS 5 | This Issue Big Thinker: Len Gertler, a planner for nature. By Linda Pim 8 | Earth Watch Loggers in caribou territory; rare birds in your neighbourhood; big blob in Three Mile Lake. 15 | Profile The Quiet Activist: Retired teacher-librarian Betty Learmouth has stared down developers before; now there’s talk of a […]

ON Nature Summer 2006

ON Nature Summer 2006

DEPARTMENTS 5 | This Issue Sick Days: Children are the most at risk from pollutants. By Victoria Foote 8 | Earth Watch The province’s record on the boreal forest; Ottawa quarry; urban sprawl plays leapfrog; First Nations ask for mining moratorium; Greater Golden Horseshoe plan. 15 | Profile Bred in the Bone: Drawing from his […]

ON Nature Fall 2006

ON Nature Fall 2006

DEPARTMENTS 5 | This Issue Fine dining: Eat what you grow. By Victoria Foote 8 | Earth Watch Development pushes endangered caribou further north; garlic mustard pushes trees out; eco-tourism outfit pushes back. 15 | Profile The Quiet Passion: With much patience and fortitude, Kathy Nihei of the Wild Bird Care Centre has nursed countless […]

ON Nature Winter 2008

ON Nature Winter 2008

DEPARTMENTS 5 | This Issue The Decline of Biodiversity: Conservation efforts should be proactive for a change. By Caroline Schultz 8 | Earth Watch Birds versus planes: preventing collisions at Pearson airport; round two: saving Second Marsh … again; trash talk: using the Great Lakes as giant waste bins; poor planning: why dig a dump […]

ON Nature Summer 2008

ON Nature Summer 2008

DEPARTMENTS 5 | This Issue The Canada Warbler: One more species at risk. By Victoria Foote 8 | Earth Watch Guelph gets a park for pollinators; reptiles at risk; saving Lake Simcoe; bottled water; Phil Cotton: putting conservation on the map. On the cover 36 | Urban Nature The Butterfly Effect: How to turn your […]

ON Nature Fall 2008

ON Nature Fall 2008

DEPARTMENTS 5 | This Issue Great Beginnings: Promises of protection for the Boreal. By Caroline Schultz 8 | Earth Watch Talk of the town: pelicans make a surprise appearance; hidden health hazards; a bigger, better Greenbelt; junior scientist: high school kid makes amazing discovery; spirit tree: lumber mill makes for stand-off over eastern white cedar. 34 | Bird […]

ON Nature Spring 2007

ON Nature Spring 2007

DEPARTMENTS 5 | This Issue Last Call: Climate change and the power of one. By Victoria Foote 8 | Earth Watch Wee shorebirds vs the feds; park named for Len Gertler; rare species may be a break; genetically modified trees; Dufferin Aggregates mines more of the escarpment; escarpment hotspot. 15 | Profile The Kunstler Imperative: […]

ON Nature Fall 2007

ON Nature Fall 2007

DEPARTMENTS 5 | This Issue Sneak Preview: The state of Ontario’s birds. By Victoria Foote 8 | Earth Watch Spectacular coastline to be protected; driving through the forest; peregrine falcons face new threat; house cats threaten birds; Ontario Nature’s Eco-Tour. 16 | Profile Environmental crusader Kaid Benfield marries green buildings to smart design and an […]

ON Nature Winter 2007

ON Nature Winter 2007

DEPARTMENTS 5 | This Issue The Collective: Battling climate change together. By Victoria Foote 8 | Earth Watch Lonely elm trees; recovery program at risk; outdoor education back from the brink; Brendan Toews; super birder. 34 | Field Trip Conifers: Giants of the north. By Dan Schneider and Peter Pautler 44 | Inside Ontario Nature […]

ON Nature Summer 2007

ON Nature Summer 2007

DEPARTMENTS 5 | This Issue Time to reconsider our baggage. By Victoria Foote 8 | Earth Watch Tiny water flea takes over Muskoka lakes; species-friendly roadwork; logging with a conscience; Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust added 25 hectares; climate watch. 16 | Profile For three decades, aerial photographer Lou Wise has been snapping his unique […]

ON Nature Spring 2008

ON Nature Spring 2008

DEPARTMENTS 5 | This Issue For the Birds: It takes a forest. By Victoria Foote 8 | Earth Watch Harnessing a mighty river; one-of-a-kind paw prints; climate watch; bean count: a trip to the drive-through. 40 | Urban Nature Smart Cars: Car sharing is good for you and the environment. By Jim MacInnis 44 | […]

ON Nature Summer 2019

ON Nature Summer 2019

DEPARTMENTS 5 |  This issue Humanity’s legacy. By Caroline Schultz 6 | Earth Watch Ojibway Shores protected, Monitoring wild boars, ALUS expansion, Bird-friendly hay, And more… 36 |Our Member Groups   Outdoor learning in Norfolk. By Lisa Richardson 37 | Our Community   Friend of nature passes on her passion. By Portia Mohlmann 38 | Last Word […]

Protecting a wildlife corridor on the Se...

Long Lake aerial north, Swift Rapids Road area

This Swift Rapids area gallery compliments an article which is part of a series on natural areas in Ontario that call out for protection, in the process helping Canada meet its international commitment to protect at least 17 percent of land and inland waters by 2020.   Large tracts of undeveloped land south of the Canadian […]

ON Nature Spring 2019

ON Nature Spring 2019

DEPARTMENTS 5 |  This issue The people spoke. By Caroline Schultz 7 | Earth Watch Monitoring Ontario’s snakes, Preventing Lyme, A new bat guide, The benefits of fire, And more… 36 |Our Member Groups   Spring is for the birds. By Lisa Richardson 37 | Our Community   Trees of life. By Danielle Duchin 38 | Last […]

Reduce Personal Plastic Waste

Blue plastic bottles

Are you concerned about the harmful effects of plastic waste in the environment? Does the problem sometimes feel overwhelming? It is, indeed, a big issue, but there are many ways that you as an individual can help improve the situation. Here a few simple tips to get you started: Instead of purchasing bottled water, carry […]

Letters – St. Joseph’s

Letters – St. Joseph’s

The Volunteer Services Department at St. Joseph’s Health Centre Toronto would like to thank Ontario Nature Magazine for your generous contribution of interesting reading material. We truly appreciate your support. In times of discomfort, your magazines really pulled through for patients who are in our hospital for long stays. We also distributed your magazines to […]

Artificial Light Brings Heavy Consequenc...

Artificial Light Brings Heavy Consequences

The term “pollution” does not make many people think of artificial light, but it should. The convenience of 24-hour light comes at a heavy cost to humans and wildlife alike. Many species use light instinctually for migration, foraging and reproduction patterns. But what Ray Ford, author of Blinded by the light, calls “eternal twilight” has […]

ON Nature Winter 2018

ON Nature Winter 2018

DEPARTMENTS 5 |  This issue A fine balance. By Caroline Schultz 6 | Earth Watch Christmas Bird Counts; honouring Canada’s fallen soldiers; boreal outreach; federal safety net for species. 36 | Member Groups   Celebrating a northern legacy. By Lisa Richardson 37 | Our Community   Supporting the next generation of environmental leaders. By Danielle Duchin 38 […]

Committed to the conservation and enhanc...

Killarney Provincial Park

Since 2015, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has partnered with Ontario Nature for Giving Tuesday. Thanks to their support, we have been able to restore vulnerable habitats, protect wild pollinators, defend endangered species and so much more. This year, OPG is sponsoring our Giving Tuesday campaign to help protect the places we love. If you would […]

ON Nature Fall 2018

ON Nature Fall 2018

DEPARTMENTS 5 |  This issue A dull roar. By Caroline Schultz 6 | Earth Watch BioBlitz challenge; disappearing turtles; neonics fight continues; Picturing Protection photo contest winners. 36 | Member Groups   Nature Network flourishes in the east. By Lisa Richardson 37 | Our Community   Conservation heroes recognized. By Jaklynn Nimec 38 | Last Word Forestry […]

A Guide to Bats in Ontario

A Guide to Bats in Ontario

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, also called echolocation, meaning that they emit pulses of sound and can detect echoes bouncing back from objects, including their prey.

ON Nature Summer 2018

ON Nature Summer 2018

DEPARTMENTS 5 |  This issue Wild at heart. By Caroline Schultz 6 | Earth Watch Indigenous solar project; Bee City expansion; monitoring mudpuppies; protecting Ojibway Shores. 36 | Member Groups   Bird safety group turns 25. By Noah Cole 37 | Our Community   Protecting nature for future generations. By Kirsten Dahl 38 | Last Word A […]

Letters: – “Nesting Instincts”

Letters: – “Nesting Instincts”

Re: Nesting Instincts I read with great interest the article “Nesting Instincts” in your recent Spring 2018 ON Nature magazine about the barn swallows.  The new structures built to replace existing barns/bridges/etc. have been erected with ready to occupy nesting cups.  As the article states, instinct would lead swallows to build where and how they […]