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

ON Nature Magazine Autumn 1991 cover

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