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Killarney Provincial Park

Since 2015, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has partnered with Ontario Nature for Giving Tuesday. Thanks to their support, we have been able to restore vulnerable habitats, protect wild pollinators, defend endangered species and so much more. This year, OPG is sponsoring our Giving Tuesday campaign to help protect the places we love. If you would […]

ON Nature Summer 2018

ON Nature Summer 2018

DEPARTMENTS 5 |  This issue Wild at heart. By Caroline Schultz 6 | Earth Watch Indigenous solar project; Bee City expansion; monitoring mudpuppies; protecting Ojibway Shores. 36 | Member Groups   Bird safety group turns 25. By Noah Cole 37 | Our Community   Protecting nature for future generations. By Kirsten Dahl 38 | Last Word A […]

ON Nature Winter 2016

ON Nature Winter 2016

DEPARTMENTS 5 |  This issue When the going gets tough… By Caroline Schultz 6 | Earth Watch Protecting Rouge Park; northern partners; summer outreach; Youth Summit success; trashing Oxford County; Ostrander Point victory. 36 | Our Community   Chasing trout 37 | Our Member Groups   Protecting tallgrass prairie. By Lisa Richardson 38 | Last Word To […]

ON Nature Fall 2015

ON Nature Fall 2015

DEPARTMENTS 5 |  This issueTwenty-five cents.By Caroline Schultz 6 | Earth WatchHawk Cliff Woods campaign; greenest school; curing bats; cycling the Greenebelt; fire ants spread an invasive plant; rusty crayfish; microbeads; a decade of leadership. 35 | Our Community  Conservation heroes recognized. 37 | Our Member Groups  BioBlitz trail blazers. 38 | Last WordReviving the agricultural diversity […]

Dragonfly and Damselfly Guide

Black-tipped darner dragonfly

Dragonflies and damselflies are two related groups (suborders) that make up the insect order Odonata. Although very similar in many ways, they are also very easy to distinguish.

Dragonfly adults have a rather robust body, and perch with wings held out to the side. Their eyes are huge, often meeting at the top of the head. The bodies of damselfly adults are quite slender, and for most species the wings are folded together over their abdomen while at rest. While their eyes are very large, they are set somewhat to the side of the head rather than dominating the front.

Dragonflies are swift and strong fliers, reminiscent of tiny airplanes, while damselflies have a rather fluttering flight.

ON Nature Summer 2010

ON Nature Summer 2010

DEPARTMENTS 5 | This IssueA cost-benefit analysis of biodiversity.By Caroline Schultz 8 | Earth WatchOntario Nature’s Biodiversity Watch List; state of the Greenbelt; more reasons to go outside; biodiversity hot spots; raising a stink in farm country; the vine that ate the South. 40 | Bird WatchWhip-poor-will: Researchers are turning to new survey methods to […]

ON Nature Spring 2010

ON Nature Spring 2010

DEPARTMENTS 5 | This Issue The diversity of life: Celebrating nature through action. By Caroline Schultz 8 | Earth Watch Climate change threatens Arctic fox habitat; the Ring of Fire heats up; invasive Asian carp on the move; in search of turtles, frogs, snakes and salamanders; bird watching 2.0; the lowly worm. 45 | In […]

ON Nature Winter 2008

ON Nature Winter 2008

DEPARTMENTS 5 | This Issue The Decline of Biodiversity: Conservation efforts should be proactive for a change. By Caroline Schultz 8 | Earth Watch Birds versus planes: preventing collisions at Pearson airport; round two: saving Second Marsh … again; trash talk: using the Great Lakes as giant waste bins; poor planning: why dig a dump […]

Seasons Summer 1993

Seasons Summer 1993

DEPARTMENTS 2 | President’s Page Expanding our view of protection. By John Cartwright 7 | Earth Watch Report on Niagara Escarpment plan seriously flawed; timber plan covets prime caribou habitat; wetlands policy already being challenged; how will huge timber cuts affect Quetico. 42 | Notes Final year of fieldwork for provisional Mammal Atlas; update on […]

Seasons Autumn 1987

Seasons Autumn 1987

DEPARTMENTS 4 | President’s Page By Charles Pryer 5 | Earth Watch New bear-hunting restrictions don’t go far enough; Kerrio delivers good news at annual conference; Bruce National Park is born; ANSI program receives a boost; new ways for new parks. 11 | Annual Conference FON’s 56th Annual Conference, held in Port Dover. FEATURES On […]