2 | President’s Page
Leaving a legacy of warblers.
By John Cartwright

7 | Earth Watch
Wetlands policy—at last somebody listened; trees act revisions lack fibre; beetle to battle Purple loosestrife; Bill 162: push it through; quality cuts: Bracebridge tries selection harvest; more stands may fall as Missinaibi’s plan stalls; shrike habitat shrinks; logging is gone, but Superior’s scars remain.

15 | Notes
Newsletter highlights Partners in Protection; helping adults help young naturalists; winners of the Partners in Nature draw; Laidlaw lends a hand to wetlands and woodlands; do you have information on Dymond and MacDougall?; loving Dorcas Bay to death.

40 | Conference Report
Results from FON’s 61st Annual Conference in St Catharines.

44 | Birder’s Notebook
The great late fall exodus from James Bay.
By Doug McRae

46 | Groundswell
Be as vocal in support as others are in opposition.
By Marion Taylor


16 | Middle Island’s Hidden Treasures
On this wild isle in the Erie Archipelago, isolation is salvation for a rare wealth of species.
By Y. Robert Tymstra

On the cover
22 | Photo Firsts
Presenting the winners of the 1992 FON Photo Salon.
By Brad Cundiff

26 | Shoot-out at Presqu’ile
It’s triggered years of hot debate, but the question remains: is a park any place for a waterfowl hunt?
By Alec Ross

30 | The Rut
A bull’s-eye view of the moose’s eloquent autumn ritual of courtship.
By Michael W.P. Runtz

ON Nature Magazine Autumn 1992 cover

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