38 | Bird Report
1978 spring migration.
By Clive E. Goodwin

39 | FON News
Environment on Trial revised.

41 | Queen’s Park/From Ottawa
Environmental assessment regulation proposed for municipalities; Royal Commission on Northern Environment revamped; provincial parks policy released; national parks policy under review.

43 | Around Ontario
Controversy in West Montrose about dam; can the Great Lakes be saved?; dismal forest management.


4 | A Guide to Ontario Hiking Trails
By Douglas J. Knapp

16 | When Canada Geese Move In, Move Over
By Emily Bentley

22 | Please Do Not Disturb Plants or Animals
By Malcolm Kirk and David Wake

30 | Lord Love a Duck
By Barry K. MacKay

ON Nature Magazine Early Winter 1978 cover

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