DEPARTMENTS

5 | This issue
Special places.
By Caroline Schultz

6 | Earth Watch
Tracking milkweed; vote for nature; counting Christmas birds;
protect the places we love.

36 | Member Groups  
A founding Ontario Nature group honoured in London.
By Lisa Richardson

37 | Our Community  
A founding Ontario Nature group honoured in London.
By Vanessa Lupton

38 | Last Word
Reigniting Ontario’s commitment to land protection.
By Christopher Wilkinson

FEATURES


On the cover
18 | A southern Ontario sanctuary
The south shore in Prince Edward County is a rare natural area amid southern Ontario’s rampant development. Why protecting the shore’s natural bounty presents a rare opportunity to preserve biodiversity.
By Conor Mihell

24 | River of life
The watershed of a pristine northern river is threatened by a proposed mine. Members of the local Indigenous community explain why protecting it is vital to their people,their culture and Canada’s natural heritage.
By Brad Badelt

30 | Nesting instincts
As barns become increasingly scarce, nature lovers are hoping that special structures can stand in as nesting habitat for barn swallows. So why are the birds not flocking to them?
By Don Scallen

Photos © Brad Badelt, Ron Erwin, Lydia Dotto

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