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A (very big) book

A (very big) book

By D’Arcy Jenish Why are Carolinian species such as the red-bellied woodpecker and the northern mockingbird moving north of their traditional breeding grounds? Why are grassland species such as the henslow’s sparrow and the loggerhead shrike still in decline despite ongoing recovery efforts? During fieldwork for the atlas of the breeding birds of Ontario 2001-2005, […]

Budget woes

Budget woes

By Julee Boan Vacationers may have noticed some changes to their favourite park this summer. While conservation groups were applauding the new Parks Act, the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) was slashing Ontario Parks’ budget, leaving the department struggling to make up a 2.4 million-dollar funding shortfall. As a result, an estimated 226 full-time summer […]