This issue
Three strikes: The Province puts wildlife protection at risk. By Caroline Schultz

Earth Watch
Counting kestrels for conservation; tips for perfect canoe trips; Malcolm Bluff Shores now fully protected; hundreds of participants attend Ontario Nature’s wetlands conference; all creatures great and small on our nature reserves; remembering Dr. Martin Edwards.

Ontario Nature Champions
Ontario Nature members tell us their favourite wild places; spotlight on the Naturalized Habitat Network of Essex County & Windsor.

Last Word
The Oak Ridges Moraine: past, present and future By Victoria Foote

On the Cover: The stunning ram’s-head lady’s-slipper so called because of the shape of the flower. Photograph by


The bountiful forest
Working in partnership, Ontario Nature helps bring the local food movement to northern communities. By Conor Mihell

On the Cover
The orchids of…Thunder

No less than 58 species of the
exotic flower grow in the Lake
Superior basin, a little-known
fact that never fails to delight
Ontario Nature board member
and orchid enthusiast Ryan
LeBlanc. By Lorraine Johnson

Natural leaders
Battle scarred, but most
definitely not battle weary,
meet four Ontario Nature
eco-heroes. By Brian Banks

ON Nature Summer 2012 full issue