5 | This Issue
A safety net for wildlife: Why we must save the Endangered Species Act.
By Caroline Schultz

6 | Earth Watch
Buildings become bird-friendly; the Greenbelt gets an addition; how you can help save Ontario’s frogs; the swans of Burlington Bay; butterflies and gardens; long-time donors Fred and Jean Mooi talk to us about birds, travels and the importance of nature.

39 | Our Member Groups  
Three new conservation groups join the Nature Network.

40 | Last Word
Conservation conundrum with novel ecosystems.
By John Urquhart


18 | A Walk in the Woods
Exploring the forest with Ontario Nature’s Alexander Boulet transforms a woodlot into a cornucopia of edible delicacies. 
By Brian Banks

On the cover
24 | Dream Teams
Our grassroots network of member groups forms the front lines of the conservation movement in Ontario.
By Andrew Reeves

32 | The Holy Grail
Six awesome birders share the ups and downs of doing a Big Year: finding as many Ontario bird species as possible in a single year.
By Ian Merringer 

ON Nature Magazine Spring 2013 cover

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