DEPARTMENTS

5 |  This issue
Nature’s bond.
By Caroline Schultz

6 | Earth Watch
Protecting grasslands; softshell turtle refuge; hog-nosed havens; pollinator protection; advancing citizen science; from wasteland to reserve; snapping turtle sorrows; Anne Bell reflects.

36 | Our Member Groups  
Celebrating 25 years of rainforest conservation.
By Lisa Richardson

37 | Our Community  
Ontario Nature’s honour roll.

38 | Last Word
Foraging for the future.
By Mallory Vanier

FEATURES

On the cover
18 | Could we lose the moose?
Highly vulnerable to climate change, the moose is in steep decline across North America Can the Ontario population adapt in time?
By Brad Badelt

24 | A watershed moment
The proposal to expand the Greenbelt to protect water in southern Ontario is raising awareness of the true value about this fundamental resource – and its vulnerability.
By Conor Mihell

30 | A birder to watch
She has won a prestigious birding award. She is an accomplished nature illustrator and a tireless conservation volunteer. At 17 years old, Caroline Biel is just getting started.
By Julia Zarankin

Photos © Noah Cole, Robert McCaw, Don Johnston

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