4 | Earth Watch
Acid Rain Report seeks controls; a report card on the Great Lakes; a Habitat Trust for Canada?; no news is bad news on parks; protecting the northern environment; escarpment defenders scores points; laying waste to lakeshore; Crown Game Preserves abandoned; new prospects for peat; South Cayuga wins a reprieve; new Planning Act in works.

9 | Notes
Wetlands Proceedings available; calling all teachers; aids to understanding wetlands.

53 | In the Field: Volunteer Projects for Naturalists
Ontario rare woody plant program; atlas of herpetofauna of Grey and Bruce Counties; birds of Point-Pelee; Birds of Oxford County; changes in the birdlife of Western Rainy River District; flora and fauna of Lambton County.

54 | Groundswell
A New National Park for Ontario?
By Ron Reid


16 | The Kingston Region: The Flora
Kingston’s vegetation offers something for every taste — from lush flowers and foliage to the drama of the Canadian Shield.
By Adele Crowder

20 | The Kingston Region: The Birds
A birder’s paradise is in store for those who plan to attend FON’s annual meeting this year in Kingston.
By Helen R. Quilliam

On the cover
22 | Moose in Crisis
Ontario’s moose have been declining for the past twenty years. Controls are being imposed — on hunters, and possibly on wolves.
By J. David Taylor

28 | The Battle of Beaver Valley
It’s once more into the breach for the Niagara Escarpment; this time it’s the Beaver Valley that is under attack.
By Lyn MacMillan

30 | Putting Birds on the Map
The Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas is a 5-year volunteer naturalist project that will test the mettle of all birders.
By Michael Cadman

34 | Adventures of an Atlasser
Follow Frank and Jill in their delightful tale on what it’s like to “atlas” ten square kilometres of Ontario’s countryside.
By Frank Longstaff

38 | Nuts About Squirrels
‘Citified’ squirrels are a joy to some, a bane to others. Understanding their street-wise ways will help both groups.
By Patricia Weese

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