ON Nature Autumn 2005

ON Nature Autumn 2005

DEPARTMENTS 5 |  This issue Paper Makers Who says we need trees? By Victoria Foote 8 | Earth Watch Why the snake won’t cross the road; diamonds in the far, far north; the sprawl crawl. 28 | Urban Nature To many, it’s just lichen. To those who know, this strange hybrid of fungi and algae […]

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ON Nature Winter 2018

ON Nature Winter 2018

DEPARTMENTS 5 |  This issue A fine balance. By Caroline Schultz 6 | Earth Watch Christmas Bird Counts; honouring Canada’s fallen soldiers; boreal outreach; federal safety net for species. 36 | Member Groups   Celebrating a northern legacy. By Lisa Richardson 37 | Our Community   Supporting the next generation of environmental leaders. By Danielle Duchin 38 […]

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ON Nature Fall 2018

ON Nature Fall 2018

DEPARTMENTS 5 |  This issue A dull roar. By Caroline Schultz 6 | Earth Watch BioBlitz challenge; disappearing turtles; neonics fight continues; Picturing Protection photo contest winners. 36 | Member Groups   Nature Network flourishes in the east. By Lisa Richardson 37 | Our Community   Conservation heroes recognized. By Jaklynn Nimec 38 | Last Word Forestry […]

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ON Nature Summer 2018

ON Nature Summer 2018

DEPARTMENTS 5 |  This issue Wild at heart. By Caroline Schultz 6 | Earth Watch Indigenous solar project; Bee City expansion; monitoring mudpuppies; protecting Ojibway Shores. 36 | Member Groups   Bird safety group turns 25. By Noah Cole 37 | Our Community   Protecting nature for future generations. By Kirsten Dahl 38 | Last Word A […]

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ON Nature Winter 2012

ON Nature Winter 2012

DEPARTMENTS 5 |  This issue Fred Bodsworth: About a naturalist The legacy of a famous author, birder and past president By Caroline Schultz 6 | Earth Watch Citizen scientists make record contributions to Ontario Nature’s atlas; the Christmas Bird Count is about to begin; Ontario Nature gets a new reserve; local food systems in northern Ontario; […]

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Letters – Re: “A Different Kind of Biodiversity”

Letters – Re: “A Different Kind of Biodiversity”

Re: A Different Kind of Biodiversity Dear Mike, I agree with your observations about the diversity of the membership of naturalist organizations. I have also seen the same membership bias and ageing effect in hiking clubs and hiking trail organizations. If you are involved in Ontario Nature in any of the southwestern Ontario clubs you […]

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A Guide to Bats in Ontario

A Guide to Bats in Ontario

As the only flying mammals in the world, bats can make an impressive claim to fame. Eight species of these nocturnal creatures live in Ontario. Agile and predatory, bats are capable of extremely sophisticated bio-sonar, also called echolocation, meaning that they emit pulses of sound and can detect echoes bouncing back from objects, including their prey.

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Ontario Nature’s Year in Review

Ontario Nature’s Year in Review

As 2017 draws to a close, we’re reflecting on some of what we accomplished for nature this year. We could not have done it without you – our members, friends, followers, funders and sponsors. With your support, we continue to be Ontario’s leading organization protecting wild species and wild spaces.

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Running crab spider

Running crab spider

Description: Although other species of Philodromus may be larger, this species is a fairly small spider.  Females are 2.7 to 4.5 millimetres long, males range from 2.5 to 3.5 millimetres.  The cephalothorax and abdomen are light-coloured in the middle, and both are darker (light reddish) along the edges.  The abdomen has a reddish stripe down […]

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Seasons Winter 2001 how nature cleans water

Seasons Winter 2001 how nature cleans water

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Seasons Winter 2001 Insider

Seasons Winter 2001 Insider

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Seasons Winter 2001 Webmaster

Seasons Winter 2001 Webmaster

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Seasons Winter 2001 Letters

Seasons Winter 2001 Letters

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Seasons Winter 2001 Earthwatch

Seasons Winter 2001 Earthwatch

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Seasons Winter 2001 View from Locke House

Seasons Winter 2001 View from Locke House

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Seasons Winter 2001 What we know about snow

Seasons Winter 2001 What we know about snow

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Seasons Winter 2001 Winter raptors

Seasons Winter 2001 Winter raptors

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Season Winter 2001 Treading Softly

Season Winter 2001 Treading Softly

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Seasons Winter 2001 Why Algonquin Wolves Are Dying

Seasons Winter 2001 Why Algonquin Wolves Are Dying

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Seasons Winter 2001 Contents

Seasons Winter 2001 Contents

DEPARTMENTS 5 |  View from Locke House What’s wrong with being passionate? By Nancy Clark 6 | Earthwatch Pelee Island nature refuge; ephemeral wetlands; review of the planning act 15 |  Letters 17 | This Season  How to tag a gosling in its shell By Nancy Clark 44 | Insider Behind the scenes at FON 46 | Endpoint […]

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The death of outdoor education Seasons Fall 2001

The death of outdoor education Seasons Fall 2001

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Insider Seasons Fall 2001

Insider Seasons Fall 2001

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Flycatcher guide Seasons Fall 2001

Flycatcher guide Seasons Fall 2001

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Which wood is good Seasons Fall 2001

Which wood is good Seasons Fall 2001

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Zooming in 2001 Photo Contest Seasons Fall 2001

Zooming in 2001 Photo Contest Seasons Fall 2001

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Upwardly mobile Tree Canopy Tours Seasons Fall 2001

Upwardly mobile Tree Canopy Tours Seasons Fall 2001

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Rescuing plants Fry’s philosophy Seasons Fall 2001

Rescuing plants Fry’s philosophy Seasons Fall 2001

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Earthwatch Seasons Fall 2001

Earthwatch Seasons Fall 2001

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Letters Seasons fall 2001

Letters Seasons fall 2001

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Seasons Autumn 2001 Table of Contents

Seasons Autumn 2001 Table of Contents

  DEPARTMENTS 5 |  View from Locke House My own private Kyoto How I plan to stop driving my car – at least not as much By Nancy Clark 15 |  Letters – no wild edibles, plus butterfly quiz answers 6 | Earthwatch Smart growth; battles to watch; moraine development freeze 17 | This Season  A passion for […]

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My own private Kyoto

My own private Kyoto

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The other Wasaga Beach – Seasons Summer 2001

The other Wasaga Beach – Seasons Summer 2001

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A Guide to Some of Ontario’s Spiders

A Guide to Some of Ontario’s Spiders

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Ground crab spider (Xysticus species)

Ground crab spider (Xysticus species)

Description: These are small to medium crab spiders. Female 4 to 9 millimetres, male 3 to 7 millimetres. This group of crab spiders ranges from grey to brown in colour, and includes several species in our area. Habitat: May be on the ground or up in plants, waiting patiently to ambush prey, but is less […]

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Twobanded antmimic

Twobanded antmimic

Description: A medium-sized, slender, ant-like spider. Female 6.7 – 8.8 millimetres, male 5.7 – 6.8 millimetres. The body is overall dark brownish red with two white bands on the abdomen’s front half. Segments of legs further from body are lighter in colour. Habitat: Leaf litter and under rocks and wood in forested areas, has also been […]

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Leaf curling sac spider

Leaf curling sac spider

Description: A medium-sized sac spider. Female from 5.5 – 8.7 millimetres, male from 4.4 to 7.4 millimetres. The cephalothorax is mid-brown, darker around the eyes. The chelicerae are very dark. The light brown abdomen has a dark central stripe tapering towards the back. Habitat: Wet meadows and along streams, especially in long grasses.     […]

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Striped fishing spider

Striped fishing spider

Description: A very large fishing spider, similar to Dolomedes tenebrosus. Females range from 17 – 24 millimetres, males from 13 – 16 millimetres. The abdomen usually shows four “W-shaped” marks. Males have a broad whitish band around the entire cephalothorax, and a light band along the sides of the abdomen. Habitat: Usually found near or on water, […]

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Splendid dwarf spider

Splendid dwarf spider

Description: A very small but spectacularly coloured spider. Females are 2.5 – 3.0 millimetres, males are 2.0 – 2.3 millimetres. The cephalothorax is bright reddish orange, contrasting with a shiny black abdomen. Habitat: Weaves tiny sheet webs near or on the ground, often among leaves, under rocks or in low vegetation, may be found higher […]

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Hammock spider

Hammock spider

Description: Although a small spider, hammock spiders are large for this family. Females range from 5 – 7 millimetres, males from 4.5 – 6 millimetres. The cephalothorax is pale, with a dark mark like forceps starting in two lines near the eyes and joining towards the abdomen. The light-coloured abdomen has a central line resembling […]

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Conical trashline orbweaver

Conical trashline orbweaver

Description: This is a small orbweaver. Females range from 5 to 7.5 millimetres, males from 3 to 4 millimetres. The cephalothorax is dark brown. The abdomen is white with various brown patterns, and has a distinctive lobe extending from its posterior which accounts for part of its common name. The legs are pale brown. The […]

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