18 | Clinging To Life

Efforts to preserve the rare Pitcher’s thistle seem to be paying off, but the dune habitat on which the plant relies is increasingly under threat. By Conor Mihell

22 | A Blueprint for Recovery?

The mottled duskywing butterfly was on the verge of disappearing from Ontario. Now, a pioneering reintroduction effort is raising hope that this and other at-risk butterflies can be brought back to life. By Brian Banks

28 | A Measure of Protection

A new global standard for biodiversity conservation has identified more than 100 sites in Ontario critical for preservation. These Key Biodiversity Areas will inform what must be protected before it is gone. By Ian Coutts

38 | Last Word

Piping Plovers Prevail

By Lisa Richardson

Red-headed woodpecker

34 | Our Member Groups 

Naturalists Expand a Reserve.

By Lisa Richardson

36 | Our Community  

Environmental Champions Recognized.

By Zachary Pothier

Fall 2022, Cover, ON Nature

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