2 | President’s Page
Pleased to meet you.
By Adam Thomson
7 | Earth Watch
Temagami: Just another piece of Crown land; sustaining Crown forests—or timber?; Toronto Islands under attack; revisions to the planning act need revisions; old-growth red and white pine: protected or not?; revised escarpment plan released; Megisan Lake: best option no good for environment; workshops focus on Wabakimi review.
33 | Birder’s Notebook
Goldfinches: Now you see them, now you don’t.
By Alex L.A. Middleton
35 | Conference Report
Results from FON’s Annual Conference in Hamilton.
42 | Notes
FON headquarters gets native plantings; Mac Kirk honoured for his good works; New publication available.
14 | Time of Death?
When police investigators are missing this vital bit of information, they turn to Ontario’s only forensic entomologist.
By Nicola Furlong
17 | Photo Firsts
Presenting the winners of the FON’s 1994 Photo Contest, plus the photographers’ reflections on how they got their best shot.
On the cover
20 | Where the Hawks Are
Whether you’re looking for big numbers or prized rarities, these four sites really deliver.
By Bruce Duncan
24 | Counting on Fire
For many trees, plants and animals in the boreal forest, the survival of the species hinges on fire.
By Bill Addison and Gerry Racey
Photos © John Keown, Dusan Petricic, Robert W. Baldwin