30 | Bird Report
By Clive E. Goodwin

31 | FON News
Trip report; crisis on the Credit continues; volunteer’s guide to naturalist projects.

34 | From Ottawa
Canada-Ontario water and air quality standards accord signed; northern parks will finally be safe; minister stalls Burwash Uplands addition to Kluane National Park; Point Pelee new master plan to be developed; Ontario’s Environmental Assessment Act proclaimed; hovercrafts still not banned.

37 | Around the Province
Ontario Aggregate Advisory Council established; Rattray Marsh fund drive; Forest Industry opposes wilderness parks; reforestation seedlings; plastic containers larger than 1.5L banned; Rondeau remains controversial; golden eagle released.


4 | Bunty the Cowgirl
By Wm. C. Mansell

6 | A Different Kind of Challenge – Winter Camping
By Hap Wilson

16 | Algonquin Park: Call it what it is, or make it what you call it
By Bruce Litteljohn

20 | Redtail Morning
By Joan & Barry Ranford

27 | The Time of Frost
By John & Susan Shaw

ON Nature Magazine January 1976 cover

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