Cape May warbler and beautiful spring blossoms

DEPARTMENTS

5 | This Issue

The path forward.
By Caroline Schultz

7 | Earth Watch

Mushroom workshops, Fighting phragmites, A new breeding bird atlas, Protecting the Holland Marsh

And more…

Black ash tree

Feature

18 | A Tree Woven Through Culture

The steady decline of black ash is exacting a heavy price – not only on Ontario ecosystems but also on Indigenous traditions.

By Raechel Bonomo

Double trillium grandiflorium

Feature

24 | Woodland Wonders

Wildflower expert Brian Carson has made a specialty of finding (and cultivating) rare trillium varieties and mutations – before developers’ bulldozers can wipe out their woodland habitats.

By Brian Banks

Crying Wolf, canine scapegoats, feature article

On the cover

30 | Crying Wolf

A government proposal casts wolves and coyotes as scapegoats for declines in moose populations. But, as is so often the case, the offenders are probably closer to home.

By Brian Banks

Where is the political will to protect habitat?

38 | Last Word

Where is the political will to protect habitat?

By Julee Boan and Rachel Plotkin

A broad-winged hawk perches above the North Gwillimbury Forest

37 | Our Community  

Citizens save a wetland.

By Kirsten Dahl

red oak and canopy

36 |Our Member Groups 

New nodes in the nature network.

By Lisa Richardson


ON Nature Magazine Spring 2020 cover

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