2 | President’s Page
FON’s burst of growth in 1980s a harbinger of exciting 1990s.
By Doug Thomas

6 | Earth Watch
Ganaraska report: the answer to Project X; Grey County sizzles over Sydenham mills; SPOF2 seeking healthy aquatic ecosystems; cleaning up the rocky Saugeen; forestry hearing: Industry is next; talking about old-growth forests; Ontarians spend $1 billion on wildlife.

14 | Around Ontario
A bold plan for natural heritage; Thunder Bay hatches Project Peregrine; a new park for Vaughan, and a healthier Don River; does nature need protection from nature lovers?

41 | Notes
Rare birds: an update; Atlas of mammals next?; seniors and youth education combine.

44 | Birder’s Notebook
One good tern deserves another.
By Ian Kirkham

46 | Groundswell
The ANSI program: A name is not enough.
By Marion Strebig


On the cover
16 | Pictured Waters
The Missinaibi has stories to tell—of native peoples, of settlers and fur traders, of a northern landscape in the making.
By Ron Reid

22 | Moe’s Woods
It’s been 30 years since I said goodbye to that good place, but I’ve never forgotten the lesson of Moe’s Woods.
By Tom Pawlick

24 | Rouge Rambles
Seven self-guided hikes to celebrate the Rouge Valley, Toronto’s last chance for a great urban park.
By Susan Beeby with Steve Varga

31 | Wildlife Boosters
Thanks to an innovative program known as CWIP (“cee-wip”), naturalists are giving wildlife a helping hand.
By Susan Beeby

ON Nature Magazine Spring 1990 cover

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