DEPARTMENTS

5 | This Issue
HOW MUCH FOR THAT ECOSYSTEM? A cost-benefit analysis of biodiversity.
By Caroline Schultz

8 | Earth Watch
Ontario Nature’s Biodiversity Watchlist; more reasons to go outside; the vine at ate the South; raising a stink in farm country.

8 | Bird Watch
WHIP-POOR-WILL; Researchers are turning to new survey methods to help save a poorly understood species.
By Tim Tiner

45 | In House
Donor spotlight: Meg Salter and John Grandy make a generous gift to Ontario Nature.

46 | Last Word
TROUBLED WATERS: Ottawa still refuses to recognize the economic benefits of clean lakes.
By Douglas Hunter

FEATURES

On the cover
18 | Songs of the Bobolink
Small changes on farmlands could help reverse the steep decline of a grassland species whose joyous chorus once filled the air. Today, the species in the first of Edmund Murton Walker’s beloved dragonflies to be declared endangered.
By Cecily Ross

24 | The Barcode of Life Project
At the Biodiversity Institute scientists are using cutting-edge technology to catalogue every plant and animal on earth in what may be one of the world’s mot ambitious biodiversity conservation initiatives.
By Paul Christopher Webster

32 | At Your Service
Can you put a price tag on the ecological functions – water filtration, clean air – provided by the good earth? Making the business case for nature.
By Conor Mihell

36 | Mother Nature wants You
Tips from the pros on how to preserve and protect the wildlife in your neighbourhood.
By Allan Britnell


ON Nature Magazine Spring 2010 cover

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