2 | President’s Page
FON’s Nature Reserves: Time for decisions.
By Doug Thomas
7 | Earth Watch
Important issues at stake in Algonquin review; a tern for the better; an “ecosystem approach” to fish; Pelee Island seeks hunting in nature reserves; Rondeau plan looks at deer cull, duck hunt; the Red Squirrel road; Pelee duck hunt ends; group to develop wildlife strategy.
13 | Around Ontario
Plan safeguards Long Point wetlands; Schaefer’s Woods gets a face lift.
35 | Conference Report
FON’s 58th Annual Conference, held in Kingston.
42 | Notes
Nursery stock available; summer students; cost of life going up; four new affiliates; intervenor funding.
44 | Birder’s Notebook
Fall falcons are worth the watch.
By Bruce W. Duncan
46 | Groundswell
Park Protection: Now you see it, now you don’t.
By Marion Strebig
16 | Reading, Writing and the Environment
There’s a new science in our schools, one that provides the basics of an environmental education.
By Brad Cundiff
20 | Deer Dilema
If Long Point’s vegetation communities are to survive, most of the deer herd will have to be shot. Who will do it?
By Jack Hanna
26 | Learning from Ancient Cedars
A look at the Niagara Escarpment’s old-growth forest of dwarfed, gnarled cedars, and the man who discovered them.
By Lorraine Brown
On the cover
29 | Photo Firsts
Presenting this year’s crop of winners from the FON’s Photo Salon, plus the photographers’ description of how they got their best shot.
Photos © Robert McCaw, Dennis Rupert