5 | This Issue
Embracing conservation.
By Caroline Schultz

6 | Earth Watch

  • Boosting conservation in the Greenbelt
  • Tracking fish in the Toronto Harbour
  • Wild edible plants app
  • Master Naturalist Program
  • Bird-friendly coffee with Birds and Beans
  • Bioslicks and Lake Simcoe
  • Ragweed on the rise with climate change
  • Ontario Nature’s Nature Reserves infographic
  • Yellow-banded bumblebees, species at risk
  • Sheila Colla, bumble bee champion.

36 | Our Community  
Ten thousand hours.

37 | Our Member Groups  
Four new member groups.

38 | Last Word
Carbon emissions, no more free ride.
By Keith Brooks


On the cover
18 | Generation Eco
Can Mariel, Moe and their teenage comrades preserve Ontario’s bees and butterflies? Let’s go inside Ontario Nature’s Youth Council campaign to protect our beleaguered pollinators.
By Allan Britnell

24 | Quercus is King
Biodiversity is on the decline and Ontario’s endangered species list is longer than ever. Wondering what you can do to turn the tide? Plant an oak, the mighty tree of life.
By Colleen Cirillo

28 | Out for Justice
Our Endangered Species Act is itself endangered by a regulation that grants sweeping exemptions to industry. Ontario Nature took the extraordinary step of suing the provincial government to reverse damage done to the once internationally admired act.
By Andrew Reeves

ON Nature Magazine Summer 2015 cover

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