5 | This Issue
By Caroline Schultz
6 | Earth Watch
Hawk Cliff Woods campaign; greenest school; curing bats; cycling the Greenebelt; fire ants spread an invasive plant; rusty crayfish; microbeads; a decade of leadership.
35 | Our Community
Conservation heroes recognized.
37 | Our Member Groups
BioBlitz trail blazers.
38 | Last Word
Reviving the agricultural diversity on Pickering Lands.
By Jim Miller
18 | The Mushroom Hunter
For Freeman Boyd, fungi are an endless source of discovery, with a diversity that boggles the mind. During a stroll through his favourite haunt, he offers a master class in foraging for the rarest and tastiest varieties.
By Ray Ford
24 | The Forgotten Lake
Ontario once bordered a freshwater sea, Lake Iroquois, who vestiges can still be seen and experienced in the Lake Iroquois Plain. Its unique landscapes and habitats are a natural legacy that demands exploration and protection.
By Douglas Hunter
On the cover
28 | Charting a New Course
According to a new report, Ontario’s biodiversity is in trouble, but its not too late to turn the ship around.
By Anne Bell and Tanya Pulfer
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