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Black ash

Black ash

Re: A Tree Woven Through Culture Correction: On page 18/19 of the spring 2020 magazine we mistakenly placed a black walnut tree (below) in the article about black ash trees. We have corrected the digital version of the magazine (with the spread above) and regret the error.

Red-backed Salamanders

Red-backed Salamanders

Re: Urban Planet Hello, I enjoyed reading your Summer 2019 issue, particularly the article “Where are all the bugs?”. The loss of insect populations and diversity is a terrible threat, like climate change, that more people should be aware of and taking action on. On page 33 of “Urban Planet”, bottom of the middle column, […]

Forks of the Credit

Caterpillar at Forks of the Credit

In the fall 2016 issue of ON Nature magazine (“Protecting Grassland in Forks of the Credit”),  we erroneously stated that Ontario Parks is planning to convert a portion of Forks of the Credit Provincial Park’s (FCPP) grassland into forest. In fact, Ontario Parks has not said that they will actively reforest any part of FCPP. […]

Little Brown Bats

Little Brown Bats

In the sidebar of the feature “Don’t hate be ‘case I’m bountiful,” (Page 21, Summer 2016) we misrepresented the diet of little brown bats. Many thanks to Harry Brightwell of Stratford for alerting us about the error. “The suggestion that the little brown bat ‘is a voracious mosquito gobbler’ is propagating the myth that little […]

Wi-fi in Provincial Parks

Wi-fi in Provincial Parks

Last Word “Keep our parks Wi-Fi free, ” (page 38, spring 2015). We incorrectly reported that the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry proposed Wi-Fi expansion in provincial parks. In fact, Ontario Parks does not at present have any plans to proceed with Wi-Fi expansion. Paragraph two of the article should read: “It seems Parks Canada […]

Midhurst Development

Midhurst Development

On page 10 of its Summer 2014 issue, ON Nature published an article entitled “Midhurst residents oppose development”. The article stated that a land developer mentioned in the article, Geranium Corporation, had not returned calls for comment. This was incorrect. In fact, Geranium and its public relations representative did return the reporter’s calls for comment, although through no fault […]

Spanish River

In the article “The lessons of the Spanish” (Summer 2007), the Spanish River Waterway Provincial Park is described as 400 kilometres wide. Wishful thinking on our part perhaps. The park is only 400 metres wide.