2 | President’s Page
New trips and tours programs better than ever.
By John Cartwright

7 | Earth Watch
Southern Ontario to wait three years for lead-shot ban; report on old growth promotes conservation; Happy Birthday! More rail traffic for Algonquin; timber cuts still encroaching on Quetico Park; highway 60 or highway 460?

16 | Notes
“New Directions for Conservation” forum; important changes to Canadian Nature Tours; “Wildlife in Jeopardy” brochure available.

40 | Conference Report
Results from FON’s 62nd Annual Conference in Ottawa.

44 | Birder’s Notebook
Sorting your sightings: bird-listing software.
By J. Cam Finlay

46 | Groundswell
Parks need defenders in this centennial year.
By Marion Taylor


17 | Photo Firsts
Presenting the winners of the 1993 Photo Salon, plus photographers’ reflections on how they got that winning shot.

20 | The Krug Brothers
Without Howard and Bruce Krug, there may very well have been 2,000 fewer hectares of forest in Grey and Bruce counties.
By Brad Cundiff

On the cover
24 | Stinkers, Assassins and Damsels
One bug is not much like the other. Meet the terrestrial “true bugs.”
By Steve Marshall

30 | The Park as a Teacher
How do you teach teachers about the process of learning? Set them free in a park.
By James Raffan

ON Nature Magazine Autumn 1993 cover

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