20 | The other Wasaga Beach
The town’s rapid growth puts the dunes and its species under pressure. By Adnan R. Khan

24 | Ontario beach guide
Some of our favourite hangouts

26 | Know your shells
Identify the creatures that once lived in these beach collectibles

30 | Midsummer’s feast
Learn about wild edible plants and sustainable harvesting, and sample a few recipes. By Jennifer Khan

37 | Winning words  
The best poetry, fiction and essay writing from Seasons‘ nature writing contest.

50 | Butterfly quiz
Test your knowledge and win our new contest


5 | View from Locke House
The Globe and Mail wants me to build in the woods. By Nancy Clark

6 | Earthwatch
More ATV damage, saving shrikes, new field guides.

15 | Letters
Fishers found in Kingston.

18 | This season
Chatting up chickadees with researcher Daniel Mennill. By Peter Christie

51 | Insider
Behind the scenes at FON.

54 | Endpoint
Red taped: the fight to stop a corporate polluter

On the cover: This semi-palmated plover photographed by Robert McCaw, scans the surf for a snack. Beach stories start on page 20.