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
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
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
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
38 | Last Word
Where is the political will to protect habitat?
By Julee Boan and Rachel Plotkin
37 | Our Community
Citizens save a wetland.
By Kirsten Dahl
New nodes in the nature network.
By Lisa Richardson
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