5 |  View from Locke House What’s wrong with being passionate?
By Nancy Clark

6 | Earthwatch
Pelee Island nature refuge; ephemeral wetlands; review of the planning act

15 |  Letters

17 | This Season  How to tag a gosling in its shell By Nancy Clark

44 | Insider
Behind the scenes at FON

46 | Endpoint
Investing in nature is the most cost-effective way of cleaning our water by Jim Faught


20 | Why Algonquin wolves are dying
Renowned researchers John and Mary Theberge call for a permanent ban on wolf hunting and trapping in and around the park 

26 | Winter raptors
A convoy to southwestern Ontario flushes the great birds from their January roosts by Chris Higgins 

30 | Treading softly
How to reduce your ecological footprint by Nicola Ross

40 | What we know about snow
Classifying the white stuff, from delicate flakes to deadly avalanches by Ian O’Neill