6 | This Issue
Three strikes: The Province puts wildlife protection at risk.
By Caroline Schultz

8 | 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.

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

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


18 | The Bountiful Forest
Working in partnership, Ontario Nature helps bring the local food movement to northern communities.
By Conor Mihell

On the cover
22 | The Orchids of… Thunder Bay?
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

28 | Natural Leaders
Battle scarred, but most definitely not battle weary, meet four Ontario Nature eco-heroes: Bruce Falls, Audrey E. Wilson, Frank Pope, Lorne Almac.
By Brian Banks

ON Nature Magazine Summer 2012 cover

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