DEPARTMENTS

5 |  This issue
Safe Places
Is anywhere truly protected?
By Victoria Foote

8 | Earth Watch
Mining-friendly provincial policy; PWC drivers run amok; let your children go au naturel.

36 | Field Trip
Native grasses.
By Dan Schneider and Peter Pautler

41 | Inside Ontario Nature
Meet our new executive director; tell us your Ontario Nature stories; our upcoming 75th anniversary.

44 | Last Word
Reality Check – Why is the province going to build all those highways through the greenbelt?
By Mark S. Winfield

FEATURES

16 | About a Naturalist
Beloved author of Last of the Curlews, Fred Bodsworth still writes everyday. His next book may be his most important one yet.
By Krista Foss

On the cover
23 | Call of the Wild
All of us have a sacred place. Five of our best nature writers reveal theirs.
By Kevin Callan, Margaret Carney, Douglas Hunter, Joanie McGuffin, and Hap Wilson

26 | Greenprint: How We Can Stop the Sprawl
Beyond the greenbelt, urban hotspots expand and highways multiply. Is there a cure for sprawl? Ontario Nature’s strategy for a liveable landscape.
By Helena Rusak

30 | La Mer Douce
Extraordinarily rich in biodiversity, and now a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Georgian Bay is under siege from air pollution, water pollution and unsustainable development.
By Douglas Hunter

Photos © Robert McCaw, Gary McGuffin

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