5 | This Issue

Nature for All.

By Caroline Schultz

7 | Earth Watch

  • More Wild Raptors at Risk of Capture
  • What to Expect Next From the Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas
  • Counting Birds During a Pandemic
  • Youth Summit to Grow in 2021
  • Channel Naturalized
  • Gray treefrog
  • Is Nature Stewardship for You?
  • New Booklet Guides Outdoor Learning
  • Restoring a Forest in Northumberland County

On the cover


18 | A Breath of Fresh Air

Pandemic-spurred lockdowns have exposed the unequal access Ontario residents have to the outdoors. How can experiencing nature be made more inclusive?

By Julia Zarankin


24 | Orphaned Hinterland

Matchedash Wildlands is a haven of unspoiled wilderness in a bustling cottage country. But without protection, this area may soon become a free-for-all.

By Douglas Hunter


30 | Butcher of the Alvar

The eastern loggerhead shrike is a songbird, but it is also a predator with a ferocious spirit. A look inside efforts to save the critically endangered and striking bird.

By Luke Fuendling

38 | Last Word

Ontario’s “Zombie Highway” (Highway 413) is Back.

By Tim Gray

36 | Our Community  

Voices of Ontario Nature members.

By Chris Robinson, Ann Atkinson and Spencer Burton

35 |Our Member Groups 

Fighting for Lake Simcoe.

By Lisa Richardson

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