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ON Nature Summer 2015

ON Nature Summer 2015

DEPARTMENTS 5 |  This issue Embracing conservation. By Caroline Schultz 6 | Earth Watch Greenbelt protection; city fish; summer camps; naturalist training; bird-friendly coffee; bioslicks; ragweed on the rise; nature reserves 101; another declining bee; bumble bee champion. 36 | Our Community   Ten thousand hours 37 | Our Member Groups   Four new member groups 38 […]

ON Nature Spring 2015

ON Nature Spring 2015

DEPARTMENTS 5 |  This issue Cornerstone of a greener Ontario. By Caroline Schultz 7 | Letters Eye-opener; cottagers as stewards; getting the tracks straight. 8 | Earth Watch COSEWIC review; island threatened; BioBlitz 2015; reserve repairs; bird-friendly glass; biocontrol; turtle tracking; Greenbelt celebrates 10th anniversary, atlas update. 36 | Our Community   Waiting-room conservation 37 | […]

ON Nature Winter 2016

ON Nature Winter 2016

DEPARTMENTS 5 |  This issue When the going gets tough… By Caroline Schultz 6 | Earth Watch Protecting Rouge Park; northern partners; summer outreach; Youth Summit success; trashing Oxford County; Ostrander Point victory. 36 | Our Community   Chasing trout 37 | Our Member Groups   Protecting tallgrass prairie. By Lisa Richardson 38 | Last Word To […]

ON Nature Fall 2016

ON Nature Fall 2016

DEPARTMENTS 5 |  This issue Nature’s bond. By Caroline Schultz 6 | Earth Watch Protecting grasslands; softshell turtle refuge; hog-nosed havens; pollinator protection; advancing citizen science; from wasteland to reserve; snapping turtle sorrows; Anne Bell reflects. 36 | Our Member Groups   Celebrating 25 years of rainforest conservation. By Lisa Richardson 37 | Our Community   Ontario […]

ON Nature Summer 2016

ON Nature Summer 2016

DEPARTMENTS 5 |  This issue Call of the wild. By Caroline Schultz 6 | Earth Watch Gains for a greener future; the health benefits of nature; counting salamanders; counting the Sydenham River Nature Reserve. 37 | Our Member Groups   Membership has its rewards. 38 | Last Word Bolstering our environmental rights. By Anne Bell FEATURES […]

ON Nature Spring 2016

ON Nature Spring 2016

DEPARTMENTS 5 |  This issue A river runs through it. By Caroline Schultz 6 | Earth Watch Caribou concerns; controlling sea lamprey; sustainable trail building; reflected lights and bird strikes; master naturalists; protecting the Greenbelt. 34 | Our Community   A lasting legacy. 37 | Our Member Groups   On the trail with field botanists. 38 | […]

ON Nature Winter 2017

ON Nature Winter 2017

DEPARTMENTS 5 |  This issue Fostering community conservation. By Caroline Schultz 6 | Earth Watch Great Lakes grasshopper; engaging northern citizen scientists; another successful summit; a new wetland guide; Master Naturalists program expands. 36 | Our Member Groups   Habitat corridors protect Hamilton’s pollinators. By Lisa Richardson 37 | Our Community   A legacy of dedication to […]

ON Nature Autumn 2017

ON Nature Autumn 2017

DEPARTMENTS 5 |  This issue Public defenders. By Caroline Schultz 6 | Earth Watch Ratsnake research; our special pollinator spaces; bike trail benefits; south shore success; honouring conservation heroes; collaborating with Indigenous communities. 36 | Member Groups   A win for the Nottawasaga River. By Lisa Richardson 37 | Our Community   Conservation heroes feted. By Kirsten […]

ON Nature Summer 2017

ON Nature Summer 2017

DEPARTMENTS 5 |  This issue If there is a will, there is a way. By Caroline Schultz 6 | Earth Watch Snapping turtle win; boreal outreach; the case against pesticides; surveying salamanders; photo contest finalists. 36 | Our Member Groups   Our strength in numbers. By Lisa Richardson 37 | Our Community   A friend of nature: […]

ON Nature Spring 2017

ON Nature Spring 2017

DEPARTMENTS 5 |  This issue A time of rejuvenation. By Caroline Schultz 6 | Earth Watch A guide to spiders, counting reptile roadkill, reducing bird strikes, partnership for pollinators, Indigenous perspectives on conservation offsets. 35 |Our Member Groups   A golden jubilee. By Lisa Richardson 36 | Our Community   Sydenham River joins Ontario Nature’s nature reserve […]

ON Nature Summer 2019

ON Nature Summer 2019

DEPARTMENTS 5 |  This issue Humanity’s legacy. By Caroline Schultz 6 | Earth Watch Ojibway Shores protected, Monitoring wild boars, ALUS expansion, Bird-friendly hay, And more… 36 |Our Member Groups   Outdoor learning in Norfolk. By Lisa Richardson 37 | Our Community   Friend of nature passes on her passion. By Portia Mohlmann 38 | Last Word […]

ON Nature Spring 2019

ON Nature Spring 2019

DEPARTMENTS 5 |  This issue The people spoke. By Caroline Schultz 7 | Earth Watch Monitoring Ontario’s snakes, Preventing Lyme, A new bat guide, The benefits of fire, And more… 36 |Our Member Groups   Spring is for the birds. By Lisa Richardson 37 | Our Community   Trees of life. By Danielle Duchin 38 | Last […]

ON Nature Winter 2010

ON Nature Winter 2010

DEPARTMENTS 5 | This Issue The power of partnerships: Working together for conservation. By Caroline Schultz 8 | Earth Watch Stand up for nature; a royal rebound; the buzz is gone; join the club; plants inhale 123 billion tonnes of carbon each year; living fences; power plant struggles in King Township. 38 | Bird Watch […]

ON Nature Autumn 2010

ON Nature Autumn 2010

DEPARTMENTS 5 | This Issue Why we must protect Malcolm Bluff Shores. By Caroline Schultz On the cover 8 | Natural Wonders More than a glorious stretch of the Niagara Escarpment, protecting Malcom Bluff Shores is a gift for our descendents. By Allan Britnell 12 | Earth Watch Walpole Island Land Trust; going national with […]

ON Nature Summer 2010

ON Nature Summer 2010

DEPARTMENTS 5 | This IssueA cost-benefit analysis of biodiversity.By Caroline Schultz 8 | Earth WatchOntario Nature’s Biodiversity Watch List; state of the Greenbelt; more reasons to go outside; biodiversity hot spots; raising a stink in farm country; the vine that ate the South. 40 | Bird WatchWhip-poor-will: Researchers are turning to new survey methods to […]

ON Nature Spring 2010

ON Nature Spring 2010

DEPARTMENTS 5 | This Issue The diversity of life: Celebrating nature through action. By Caroline Schultz 8 | Earth Watch Climate change threatens Arctic fox habitat; the Ring of Fire heats up; invasive Asian carp on the move; in search of turtles, frogs, snakes and salamanders; bird watching 2.0; the lowly worm. 45 | In […]

Seasons Winter 2003

Seasons Winter 2003

DEPARTMENTS 5 | This Issue The Last Issue of Seasons: The name of the magazine is changing, but the content remains the same. By Victoria Foote 8 | Earth Watch Asian longhorned beetle threatens our forest; proper EAs needed even for green power; river rafting down the Groundhog; caribou and gray wolf habitat at risk; […]

Seasons Summer 2003

Seasons Summer 2003

DEPARTMENTS 5 | View from Locke House Saying Goodbye: After five and a half years, it’s time for a new view. By Nancy Clark 8 | Earth Watch Reporting on the OLL; the decline of the goblin fern; species-at-risk list grows; alarming decrease in the number of boreal bird species; profiling bad fish; on the […]

Seasons Spring 2003

Seasons Spring 2003

DEPARTMENTS 5 | View from Locke House Wilderness with rules. By Nancy Clark 8 | Earth Watch That’s one cool rock; barrier-free wilderness; Ouellette’s miscue; natural garden pest controls; Marshfield Woods saved; court supports Grey County group on groundwater extraction; Ontario’s species championed by provincial auditor; outdoor education is endangered. 15 | The Seasoned Pro […]

Seasons Autumn 2003

Seasons Autumn 2003

DEPARTMENTS 5 | This Issue Paper Grows on Trees: Why can’t Seasons be printed on FSC-certified stock? By Victoria Foote 8 | Earth Watch Ontario adds 109 OLL sites; fungus could decimate flowering dogwood; invasion of the emerald ash borer; Crothers Woods revival; pesticides in our rivers; government slow to reinstate much needed land tax […]

Seasons Spring 2002

Seasons Spring 2002

DEPARTMENTS 5 | View From Locke House ‘Tis the season when familiar creatures, including magazines, are seen in a new light. By Nancy Clark 8 | Earth Watch Birding in the Arctic; Algonquin wolves safe for now; reptiles need help; baby bird rescues; trees to brag about; walking in poets’ footsteps. 15 | The Seasoned […]

Seasons Summer 2002

Seasons Summer 2002

DEPARTMENTS 5 | View from Locke House Canoe trip: How my four-year-old weathered two days of rain in Bon Echo. By Nancy Clark 8 | Earth Watch Site protects rare species; tracking turtle smugglers; keeping mosquitoes away naturally; Canada fails to protect nests; turn off your car engines; Ontario curriculum not green enough; lawn pesticide […]

Seasons Winter 2002

Seasons Winter 2002

DEPARTMENTS 5 | View from Locke House Big, black birds: Why do we like some animals and not others? By Nancy Clark 8 | Earth Watch Teenagers can take action; giant swallowtails overwinter in Niagara; salamanders count on trees; the dirt on road salt; saving the Carden Alvar; province may loosen logging rules; builder makes […]

Seasons Autumn 2002

Seasons Autumn 2002

DEPARTMENTS 5 | View from Locke House Front porch wildlife viewing: Wildlife watching at home has its own rewards. By Nancy Clark 8 | Earth Watch Ontario Living Legacy parks; protecting Lake Superior’s waters; monarchs will recover from Mexican freeze; what’s a tree worth. 13 | The Seasoned Pro For the love of turtles: Biologist […]

Seasons Spring 1990

Seasons Spring 1990

DEPARTMENTS 2 | President’s Page FON’s burst of growth in 1980s a harbinger of exciting 1990s. By Doug Thomas 6 | Earth Watch Ganaraska report: the answer to Project X; Grey County sizzles over Sydenham mills; SPOF2 seeking healthy aquatic ecosystems; cleaning up the rocky Saugeen; forestry hearing: Industry is next; talking about old-growth forests; […]

Seasons Winter 1990

Seasons Winter 1990

DEPARTMENTS 4 | President’s Page How this Naturalist got hooked for life. By Mary E. Smith 7 | Earth Watch Review of Escarpment plan: what’s it all about?; timber demands violate integrity of Missinaibi Park; natives seek strong voice in plan for Polar Bear Park; park to provide gravel for road?; getting the goods on […]

Seasons Summer 1990

Seasons Summer 1990

DEPARTMENTS 2 | President’s Page Refining economic arguments for a cleaner environment. By Doug Thomas 6 | Earth Watch Constance Creek: a case study in wetlands loss; protecting the Missinaibi; Matchedash Bay: fooling with mother nature; escarpment becomes biosphere reserve; victory on the Rouge Valley; joint management agreement for Temagami forests; Polar Bear Park management […]

Seasons Autumn 1990

Seasons Autumn 1990

DEPARTMENTS 2 | President’s Page Saving the natural world – with a little help from your friends. By Mary E. Smith 5 | Earth Watch Local residents strongly oppose park in northeast; E.R.C.A. seeks to convert wetland to golf course; “Forests for Tomorrow” up at bat; peregrines nest in Ontario after 20-year absence; O.M.B. decisions […]

Seasons Autumn 1991

Seasons Autumn 1991

DEPARTMENTS 2 | President’s Page Finding your place in the FON. By Mary E. Smith 7 | Earth Watch Seeking solutions to Ontario’s planning conundrums; Tax rebate program needs support; Minister endorses plans for Algonquin; Little action on Purple Loosestrife; The lethal load of lead shot; Ontario sets up study for moraine; Hydro hearings kick […]

Seasons Spring 1991

Seasons Spring 1991

DEPARTMENTS 2 | President’s Page FON and conservation authorities: Finding common ground. By Mary E. Smith 6 | Earth Watch Aulneau slated for logging and game management; coyotes plague sheep farmers in Grey-Bruce; Long Point’s inner bay at risk; planes and ducks at Oro-Barrie-Orillia Airport; Ontario to get environmental bill of rights; pesticide panel would […]

Seasons Winter 1991

Seasons Winter 1991

DEPARTMENTS 2 | President’s Page Looking forward to the next sixty. By Mary E. Smith 7 | Earth Watch Latest wetlands policy statement full of loopholes; Escarpment Plan: It’s here to stay; Big Chute: Big pity; A muddled wildlife strategy; a tale of two orphaned bears. 39 | Notes Meet FON’s new executive director; staff […]

Seasons Summer 1991

Seasons Summer 1991

DEPARTMENTS 2 | President’s Page Thoughts on our park system. By Mary E. Smith 8 | Notes ONRS seeks records. 9 | Earth Watch Missinaibi a test case for waterway parks; Scotsdale’s old growth logged; more motorboat access sought in Quetico Park; conservation authority builds in wetland; new Trees Act for private lands. 15 | […]

ON Nature Autumn 2004

ON Nature Autumn 2004

DEPARTMENTS 5 |  This issue A Fine Balance Is there a meeting ground between environmentalists and the aggregate industry? By Victoria Foote 8 | Earth Watch Mining along Lake Superior’s shoreline; new chemical compounds found in gull eggs; an energy boost for Ontario. 15 | Profile Man With a Plan – Superintendent Robin Reilly wants […]

ON Nature Summer 2004

ON Nature Summer 2004

DEPARTMENTS 5 |  This issue Who You Are Our members tell us what they think. By Victoria Foote 8 | Earth Watch Why some exotic plants thrive; curbing urban sprawl; is bottled water really cleaner than tap water? 15 | Profile The Domino Effect: Professor Yan and the spiny water flea that changed an entire […]

ON Nature Spring 2004

ON Nature Spring 2004

DEPARTMENTS 5 |  This issue Decision Time We need to stop the ongoing degradation of our fresh water. By Victoria Foote 8 | Earth Watch Join the spring owl survey; protest the Red Hill Creek Expressway; stop the quarry in rare bird habitat; protect the escarpment from development. 15 | Profile The Riverkeeper: Lara Van […]

ON Nature Winter 2004

ON Nature Winter 2004

DEPARTMENTS 5 |  This issue New Arrivals Are all invasive species bad all the time? By Victoria Foote 8 | Earth Watch Saving our sand dunes; bird watching in the boreal forest; clotheslines in your neighbourhood. 15 | Profile Bearing Witness – Brian McHattie watches unhappily as Hamilton proceeds with its expressway through Red Hill […]

Seasons Winter 1993

Seasons Winter 1993

DEPARTMENTS 2 | President’s Page Calculating for the future. By John Cartwright 7 | Earth Watch Lac La Croix and Quetico: A bad bargain all around; reports pile up, but no forest policy comes down; the Green Door rescues Pickering airport lands; moraine strategy is ready for public input. 40 | Notes A conservationist view […]

Seasons Autumn 1993

Seasons Autumn 1993

DEPARTMENTS 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 […]

Seasons Summer 1993

Seasons Summer 1993

DEPARTMENTS 2 | President’s Page Expanding our view of protection. By John Cartwright 7 | Earth Watch Report on Niagara Escarpment plan seriously flawed; timber plan covets prime caribou habitat; wetlands policy already being challenged; how will huge timber cuts affect Quetico. 42 | Notes Final year of fieldwork for provisional Mammal Atlas; update on […]

Seasons Spring 1993

Seasons Spring 1993

DEPARTMENTS 2 | President’s Page The dilemma of direct mailing. By John Cartwright 7 | Earth Watch Join Megasin Lake’s fight for a fair EA; Superior Forest’s TMP needn’t wait for policy; Forest audit confirms FON’s suspicions; Second Marsh returned to City of Oshawa; “No net loss” is no gain for wetland; Wabakimi Park: a […]