5 | This Issue
Keeping the wild in wilderness: Good policy is as important as nature reserves.
By Caroline Schultz
8 | Earth Watch
Province refuses to ban hunting snapping turtles; sustainable aggregate extraction; a park for everyone; an unlikely home for bank swallows; the Nature Guardians’ big year; Board of Directors vice-president Kevin Shackleton talks about birds and conservation.
36 | Ontario Nature Champions
Conservation award winners; a bake sale for wildlife.
38 | 85 Days
Ontario Nature’s campaign to save the Endangered Species Act.
By Victoria Foote
On the cover
16 | Treasure Hunt
From five-lined skinks to monarch butterflies, our conservation staff search for all sorts of creatures on an Ontario Nature reserve teeming with life.
By Ray Ford
22 | Nature’s Caregivers
Ontario Nature’s reserves are places to celebrate wild spaces and a source of joy for six all-star stewards.
By Andrew Reeves
29 | Eight Great Parks for the Differently-Abled
A guide A tour of the best places to go wild if you have physical challenges.
By Lisa Richardson
Photos © Lisa Richardson, Ray Ford