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

ON Nature Magazine Autumn 1994 cover

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