2 | President’s Page
By Charles Pryer

4 | Earth Watch
MNR fails to spend over $700,000 earmarked for wetland protection; hydro transmission plan finally gets go-ahead; more Carolinian forest lost to logging; Red Hill Creek expressway gets green light; logging proposed in Thorton Bales; “Greening the City”; Magpie River will not be designated under Environmental Assessment Act.

10 | Notes
Wetlands program; Wildlife ’87 off and running; a tribute to Frank Brown; federated clubs now total 70.

38 | In the Field: Volunteer Projects for Naturalists
Toronto ravines study; flora and fauna of Lambton County; flora and fauna of Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authorities areas; Royal Ontario Museum.


17 | A Naturalist Goes Underground
Wriggling your way through Ontario’s caves is guaranteed to provide a new perspective on the natural world.
By Janet Grand

22 | Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas: Highlights
The Atlas has given us the clearest picture ever available of the range and distribution of our birds.
By Mike Cadman

26 | The Battle Against Acid Rain: Reason to Hope
Although progress on acid rain controls has been painfully slow, there is cause for optimism.
By Phil Weller

30 | Pembroke’s Swallows
This summer, rendezvous with tens of thousands of swallows at Canada’s Capistrano.
By Suzanne Kingsmill

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