2 | President’s Page
From the Federation of Ontario Naturalists.
By Charles Pryer

4 | Earth Watch
Ontario government severely limits non-conforming uses in parks; Wainfleet Bog protected; trapping just one concern in Quetico review; Securing a trees conservation bylaw: a case history; charting a new course for Great Lakes coasts; timber class environmental assessment hearings open in Thunder Bay; Sweet Chestnut: there’s hope for a comeback.

39 | In the Field
Sightings of colour-banded gyrfalcons; sightings of colour-marked shorebirds; hawk migration counts; Ontario loon migration watch.

45 | Notes
FON videos: one honoured, another born; environment week project flies; welcoming the Rouge Valley System club.

46 | Groundswell
Queen’s Park sympathetic to municipal move to neuter escarpment plan.
By Marion Strebig


On the cover
14 | Temagami: Deep Water Country
A celebration of the natural splendours of Temagami, whose primeval forests are threatened by logging.
By Hap Wilson

22 | Shedding the Fear of the Serpent
Many of us are apprehensive about snakes, some are outright terrified. Here’s how to get acquainted.
By Suzanne Kingsmill

30 | Recycling Comes of Age
Once viewed as an environmentalist’s pipe-dream, recycling is now recognized as a sound solution to the garbage crisis.
By Doug Hickson

ON Nature Magazine Summer 1988 cover

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