5 | This issue
Who You Are
Our members tell us what they think.
By Victoria Foote
8 | Earth Watch
Why some exotic plants thrive; curbing urban sprawl; is bottled water really cleaner than tap water?
15 | Profile
The Domino Effect: Professor Yan and the spiny water flea that changed an entire ecosystem.
By Peter Christie
38 | Urban Nature
Blooming Boulevards: In Guelph, naturalized gardening is taking to the streets where Boulevard Club members are creating eco-friendly habitats within the concrete jungle.
By Lorraine Johnson
On the cover
40 | Field Trip
Herons and Bitterns: Ontario’s wetland waders.
By Ted Cheskey
44 | Inside Ontario Nature
Remembering M.J. Thomson; honouring Fred Bodsworth; the Foundation and Magnotta Winery forge a partnership.
46 | Last Word
What’s Wrong With This Picture – Excessive ATV use is damaging our parks, places created to protect nature, not destroy it.
By Kevin Callan
18 | The Wilderness is Calling (Part 1)
But with only a weekend to spare, where are you going to go? A list of Ontario’s weekend paddle hot spots.
By Kevin Callan
24 | The Wilderness is Calling (Part 2)
And you’re stuck in the city with only time for a quickie. A list of urban adventures.
By Heather Webb
26 | Canoeing With Kids
Ten tips for safe and happy tripping with children.
By Joanie McGuffin
30 | We Came, We Saw… We Conquered
A graphic illustration of the toll summer fun takes on our lakes.
By Lisa Keller and David Wysolski
32 | The Trouble with Shrikes
When the eastern loggerhead shrike was listed as endangered in 1992, there were 55 nesting pairs left in Ontario. A recovery team was struck yet today there are less than half that many. What happened?
By Alec Ross
Photos © Gary McGuffin