2 | President’s Page
FON’s great constitutional debate.
By Doug Thomas

8 | Earth Watch
Plans for high-impact tourism threaten Sibley and other parks; new gravel-pit act pronounced weak; major changes for conservation authorities?; Algonquin Park master plan under review; Bon Echo Park: whittling away wilderness.

14 | Around Ontario
Pelee Island’s endangered snakes threatened; workshow trains local activists.

43 | Notes
Bill Mason, 1929-1988; funding for seniors; welcoming Manitoulin club; becoming birdwise.

44 | Birder’s Notebook
Little Gull: Immigrant or elusive resident?
By Doug McRae

46 | Groundswell
Park Protection: What can the individual naturalist do?
By Marion Strebig


On the cover
15 | The Future of the Wolf: Biology or Bioethics?
As Canadians’ values toward wildlife change, they are rejecting scientific arguments for wolf control.
By John B. Theberge

21 | Come to Kingston
“Interpreting Nature” is the theme of this year’s FON Conference.
By Anne Robertson, Keith Dewar and Ron Weir

24 | What is Rare? A New Look at Ontario’s Birds
Naturalists have the starring role in a new program that is reassessing the status of our breeding birds.
By Mike Cadman

30 | Killer Flies
Parasitoid flies have developed ingenious strategies to circumvent their hosts’ defences.
By Steve Marshall

ON Nature Magazine Spring 1989 cover

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