5 | This Issue
Cornerstone of a greener Ontario.
By Caroline Schultz

7 | Letters
Eye-opener; cottagers as stewards; getting the tracks straight.

8 | Earth Watch
COSEWIC review; island threatened; BioBlitz 2015; reserve repairs; bird-friendly glass; biocontrol; turtle tracking; Greenbelt celebrates 10th anniversary, atlas update.

36 | Our Community  
Waiting-room conservation.

37 | Our Member Groups  
New life for prison farm.

38 | Last Word
Keep our parks Wi-Fi free.
By Otto Peter


18 | Oil and Water
Opponents of the proposed Energy East pipeline fear the disastrous impact of an oil spill on the pristine waterways and rich ecosystems of northern Ontario. As their voices get stronger, will governments listen?
By Conor Mihell

On the cover
24 | Which Way is Home?
Scientists are better understanding how animals navigate during their often epic migrations. Turns out nature’s GPS may be more ingenious than our own.
By Allan Britnell

20 | Nearby Nature Reserves
With a little guidance from the experts, neighbours are creating pollinator habitat and restoring ecological connections in towns, suburbs and cities across the province.
By Lorraine Johnson

ON Nature Magazine Spring 2015 cover

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