Re: Urban Planet


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, one sentence begins “That is because salamanders have no lungs…” I believe it should read “because Red-backed salamanders have no lungs”. They are members of the lungless salamander group, however other groups such as the mole salamamders do have rudimentary lungs.

Thank you for your time,

Alison Forde
Missisauga, Ontario