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
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
Photos © Ryan Vince, Evan Dion, Cole Bennett, Ethan Meleg