Contents - Summer 2007

This Issue//What you told us
Time to reconsider our baggage by Victoria Foote
In the Mail//Finding the right bag
Tiny water flea takes over Muskoka lakes; species-friendly roadwork; logging with a conscience
Profile//The view from up here
For three decades, aerial photographer Lou Wise has been snapping his unique photographs of southern Ontario’s waterways by Allan Britnell
Field trip//Turtles
Ontario’s turtle crisis by Tim Tiner
Rural nature//Fly away home
The eastern bluebird is well on the road to recovery thanks to the tireless efforts of volunteers, researchers and a lot of nest boxes by Moira Farr
Inside Ontario Nature
Ontario Nature celebrates 75 years of conservation at the ROM; upcoming nature festival; a pamphlet for paddlers
Last word//Escape clause
Why is an ecologically destructive industry like mining exempt from environmental assessments? by Jen Baker
Cover story: River stories
Two true river runners recount their trips along six of the province’s best water trails for wildlife, unspoiled habitat and breathtaking vistas by Kevin Callan and Hap Wilson
The lessons of the Spanish
The storied Spanish River reveals its natural splendours to a summertime paddler – maybe too many paddlers. Lacking sufficient protective measures, this mystical waterway is in danger of being loved to death by C. Dorothy Beevis
Land before time
Frontenac Arch is a geological wonder containing islands that were once mountaintops and more rare species than anywhere else in the country. Today, a coalition of conservation organizations, landowners and others, including Ontario Nature, are trying to save this unusual place by Alec Ross