5 | Earth Watch
Canadian dinosaurs gain world recognition; piranhas essential to Amazon forests; “pollution policeman” and fines to attack liquid waste polluters; Parrott in the hot seat over proposed dump in Cayuga; public adamantly opposed to hunting in parks; Algonquin Park: assembly line tree farm; the saving of Spooky Hollow; planning for Long Point Park: a long time coming; road kills at Long Point: the death toll mounts; the last of the Piping Plovers; the taming of Lake Erie’s high waters too costly; a plan for Kap-Kig-Iwan.
11 | Notes
FON takes concerns to Cabinet; with a little help from our friends; LPBO Birdathon: cashing in on the birds.
62 | In the Field: Volunteer Projects for Naturalists
How many Great Blue Herons are in Ontario?; Ballie Birdathon; Ontario heronry inventory and census; breeding bird surveys; Ontario nest records scheme.
63 | Groundswell
The politics of acid rain.
By Ron Reid
14 | Here About the Beach I Wander
The wild beauty of Long Point has deep roots. Here’s what they mean to a man who has Long Point magic in his blood.
By Michael Bradstreet
18 | Long Point Tales
Long Point has a colourful past, peopled with pirates, roustabouts and heroines — and the farsighted men of The Long Point Company.
By Harry B. Barrett
24 | Showcase of Natural Treasures
The breadth of Long Point’s natural diversity is a rare phenomenon — and a priceless asset to Canada.
By Michael Bradstreet & Gerald McKeating
34 | Flora of Long Point
The sand dunes of Long Point support a surprising range of habitats and plants — and breathtaking displays of wildflowers.
By P.M. Catling & A.A. Reznicek
40 | Wildlife Vignettes
A herpetologist’s notebook; migratory mecca; remembering the blue walleye; discovery of the meadow crayfish; wraith of the beach.
52 | A Time for Wisdom
Preserving the natural splendour of Long Point is an onerous responsibility. For now, it is in good hands. What of the future?
By Gerald McKeating
Photos © Paul Catling, Blaise DeLong, Michael Bradstreet