5 | View From Locke House
FON celebrates 70 years.
By Nancy Clark
6 | Earth Watch
Conservation reserves need better protection; Algonquin wolf under threat; Simcoe ANSIs: death by a thousand cuts; no mining at Mellon Lake; logging road through Bruce forest stalled; Carolinian Canada’s big picture; Presqu’ile Park Plan released – at last; Presqu’ile to phase out duck hunt.
18 | This Season
The Defenders: Eight woodland defenders who make a difference.
By Dan Cremin and Victoria Foote
51 | Insider
Southern Ontario Woodlands Project; Noss, Crombie and Raffan to speak at FON conference; FON ends canoe trips.
54 | Endpoint
How developers sell sprawl and why we shouldn’t listen to them.
By Gord Perks
On the cover
24 | The Lost Forest
Picture yourself in southern Ontario before the Europeans settled. This is what you’d see.
By Phil Jenkins
30 | Spring in Thickson’s Woods
A guided tour of this favourite birder’s haunt.
By Margaret Carney
34 | Field Guide to Extinct Animals
As the forest disappeared in southern Ontario, so did the animals.
By Tim Tiner
38 | Au Naturel
Native plant and ecological gardening essentials.
By William Gilpin
42 | Why We Should Do Something
Fragmented woodlands do not meet the needs of most species.
By Andy Kinney and Helena Rusak
Photos © Tim Yearington, Archives of Ontario