Our magazine ON Nature has been bringing readers closer to nature by exploring Ontario’s natural areas and wildlife and providing insight into environmental issues since 1932.

A lot has changed since 1932. Our quarterly magazine has had several different names over the years. In this week’s blog, we’re exploring articles dating back to the 90’s when our magazine was called Seasons.

We’re working on digitizing our back issues and posting them for everyone to enjoy. To explore the back issues you can visit our magazine website.

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Talking Wings

Talking Wings magazine article
Talking Wings
Seasons, Summer 1990

Seasons, Summer 1990
Butterfly wings aren’t just for flying and sunbathing. Butterflies use their wings to communicate with potential predators and mates. Read more.

Shell Stories

Shell Stories magazine article
Shell Stories
Seasons, Autumn 1991

Seasons, Autumn 1991

What’s in a turtle’s shell? Evolutionary success spanning some 200 million years. Read more. 

Dragon of the Wetlands

Dragon of the Wetlands article
Dragon of the Wetlands
Seasons, Spring 1994

Seasons, Spring 1994
Relentlessly aggressive and ferociously carnivorous, the dragonfly has earned its name. Read more.

Habitat for the Hardy

Habitat for the Hardy magazine article
Habitat for the Hardy
Seasons, Fall 1996

Seasons, Autumn 1996
Scorching heat, numbing cold, parched dryness, prolonged flooding – life is harsh for the plants and animals that make their homes on alvars. Read more.

The Dream in High Park

The Dream in High Park magazine article
The Dream in High Park
Seasons, Autumn 1997

Seasons, Autumn 1997
Beneath the manicured lawns and gardens lurks a remnant of ecological rarity. With the help of dedicated visionaries and staunch community support, Toronto’s most extraordinary green space gets back to its roots. Read more.