DEPARTMENTS 5 | This issue Natural Connections Our new program takes children outside. By Caroline Schultz 8 | Earth Watch Bat populations plummet as white nose syndrome spreads; scientists discover weird and wonderful ecosystems at the bottom of Lake Huron; the Greenbelt may be bigger. 40 | Bird Watch King Rail – Tucked into the […]
Our new program takes children outside by Caroline Schultz Bat populations plummet as white nose syndrome spreads; scientists discover weird and wonderful ecosystems at the bottom of Lake Huron; the Greenbelt may get bigger Tucked into the marshlands of southwestern Ontario, this secretive wading bird is nearly impossible to detect by Tim Tiner Successful fundraiser […]
Tucked into the marshlands of southwestern Ontario, this secretive wading bird is nearly impossible to detect
I had the privilege of growing up in Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya and Zimbabwe. These are huge countries with incredibly diverse ecosystems: river ways, deserts, savannah, forest, mountains and oceans. My formative years were in Tanzania…
In one year, Vancouver’s Lions Gate Hospital produced waste that included 1,767,900 pairs of gloves – nearly eight tonnes of latex and 21 tonnes of plastics – and 58 tonnes of disposable diapers and pads.
Answer: Brilliant purple mats of cyanobacteria and translucent ponytailshaped microbes. Question: What lives in the recently discovered sinkholes at the bottom of Lake Huron?
Threatened by habitat loss, urban sprawl and busy roads, Ontario’s reptile species are becoming disturbingly scarce. Moreover, the populations that remain can be extremely difficult to locate.
Ontario Nature and the other member groups that together form the Greenbelt Alliance celebrated the fourth anniversary of Ontario’s Greenbelt with a collective eye to future conservation efforts.
Every year the Species at Risk in Ontario (SARO) list grows longer. In February, the Committee on the Status of Species at Risk in Ontario added four new species to the provincial list: eastern flowering dogwood, Ogden’s pondweed, eastern pondmussel and a subspecies of the red knot.
“One of the big questions in songbird conservation is the role of breeding versus wintering grounds in driving widespread songbird declines,” observes Bridget Stutchbury, a biology professor at York University and the author of Silence of the Songbirds.
In 2006, scientists in New York state started noticing something odd about the bats where they were conducting research: a strange discoloration around the animals’ snouts. Two years later, similar descriptions were noted in seven other states, with the additional observation that the affected bats were also extremely thin.
I really enjoyed the spring 2009 issue, particularly the articles in the “Birds of the Boreal” section.
Aquaculture has been charged with multiple crimes against the environment. But today fish farms must abide by stringent regulations while many wild fish populations are being decimated. Can we learn to live with this industry?
Urban ecologists offer a new approach to city planning, arguing that balancing biodiversity with development is key to healthy urban centres
Rain gardens soak up stormwater, reduce runoff and are a magnet for wildlife. Bonus: they’re practically maintenance free
Lonesome or aggressive, mournful or spirited, few sounds in nature thrill and mystify like the nocturnal dirge of this top predator. A guide to the meaning of wolf howls