2 | President’s Page
Finding your place in the FON.
By Mary E. Smith
7 | Earth Watch
Seeking solutions to Ontario’s planning conundrums; Tax rebate program needs support; Minister endorses plans for Algonquin; Little action on Purple Loosestrife; The lethal load of lead shot; Ontario sets up study for moraine; Hydro hearings kick off.
15 | Around Ontario
Corporate headquarters wins award; Sault club offers bird checklist.
41 | Notes
Field guide now available; Staff profile – Judie Shore: Portrait of an artist.
44 | Birder’s Notebook
Northern Goshawks: Is this the year of the big flight?
By Bruce Duncan
46 | Groundswell
Messing around with the Missinaibi.
By Marion Taylor
On the cover
18 | Shell Stories
What’s in a turtle’s shell? Evolutionary success spanning some 200 million years.
By Suzanne Kingsmill
24 | Rails to Trails
All aboard! Abandoned rail lines, reborn as greenways, are bringing people and wildlife together.
By Brad Cundiff
28 | The Controversial Coyote
Claiming that coyotes are slaughtering livestock, farmers are demanding a return to bouties. But are coyotes the culprits?
By Tim Tiner
Photos © Jonathan Grant, Robert McCaw