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Rise and Fall of the Great Lakes

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In the article “The Rise and Fall of the Great Lakes” in the Summer 2021 issue of ON Nature Conor Mihell states that a storm in January 2020 “washed away the century-old Lion’s Head Lighthouse.” The lighthouse that the storm destroyed was not a century old. It was a replica of the lighthouse that was […]

Rise and Fall of the Great Lakes

small island, cottage, water levels

As a Director and Aquatic Ecologist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada (now retired), I had the pleasure of working with many people engaged in sustaining and restoring Great Lakes ecology. Managing water levels through bi-national boards is a complex ‘industry’. Historically, Great Lakes water levels have been impinged to support bi-national interests in hydroelectricity and […]

Summer 2021 Reflections

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I enjoyed reading the Summer 2021 issue of ON Nature. Two articles in particular caught my eye, primarily because solutions to the problems they presented could perhaps be explored in further issues. I would encourage you to let your readers know about the work done by Watersheds Canada (watersheds.ca). “The Rise and Fall of the […]

Summer 2021

5 | This Issue The Good Fight. By Caroline Schultz 7 | Earth Watch Bear Wise tips Cormorants and plastics A new partnership Safeguarding Wesleyville ATVs harming wetlands Park safety Smera Sukumar: Featured Photographer Saving Simcoe wetlands Protecting Minesing’s biodiversity 38 | Last Word Protecting Nature on Unceded Lands. By Tom Cowie 36 | Our […]

Summer 2020

DEPARTMENTS 5 | This Issue A new normal.By Caroline Schultz 7 | Earth Watch Great Lakes Guide, Nature reserve restoration, Bear hunt resumes, New fish in Junction Creek And more… 38 | Last Word Nature’s slide toward sameness. By Rachel Plotkin 37 | Our Community   Revitalizing our relationship with Mother Earth. By Kirsten Dahl 36 […]

Reply RE: Sea Lampreys

Reply RE: Sea Lampreys

Re: “Rethinking sea lamprey control” (Earth Watch, Spring 2016) In the Spring 2016 issue, Dr. Foster reviewed tradeoffs between maintaining suppression (control) of sea lamprey in the Great Lakes and alleviating its impacts on non-target organisms, suggesting the time had come to consider allowing sea lamprey to “reach a point of natural equilibrium.”  Dr. Foster’s […]

ON Nature Magazine Spring 2012

ON Nature Magazine Spring 2012

DEPARTMENTS 5 | This IssueA Birder’s Delight: Nature lovers enjoy an early spring every year.By Caroline Schultz 6 | Earth WatchConservation groups fight back against mining in old-growth forest; more than 11,000 people sign petition to ban the hunt of snapping turtles; First Nations demand opportunity for meaningful participation in Ring of Fire environmental assessments; […]

ON Nature Magazine Summer 2009

ON Nature Magazine Summer 2009

DEPARTMENTS 5 |  This Issue Natural Connections: Our new program takes children outside. By Caroline Schultz 8 | Earth Watch Bat populations plummet as white nose syndrome spreads; scientists discover weird and wonderful ecosystems at the bottom of Lake Huron; the Greenbelt may be bigger. 40 | Bird Watch King Rail—Tucked into the marshlands of […]

ON Nature Magazine Summer 2004

ON Nature Magazine Summer 2004

DEPARTMENTS 5 |  This Issue Who You Are: Our members tell us what they think. By Victoria Foote 8 | Earth Watch Why some exotic plants thrive; curbing urban sprawl; is bottled water really cleaner than tap water? 15 | Profile The Domino Effect: Professor Yan and the spiny water flea that changed an entire […]

Seasons Magazine Summer 2003

Seasons Magazine Summer 2003

DEPARTMENTS 5 | View from Locke House Saying Goodbye: After five and a half years, it’s time for a new view. By Nancy Clark 8 | Earth Watch Reporting on the OLL; the decline of the goblin fern; species-at-risk list grows; alarming decrease in the number of boreal bird species; profiling bad fish; on the […]

Seasons Magazine Summer 1988

Seasons Magazine Summer 1988

DEPARTMENTS 2 | President’s Page From the Federation of Ontario Naturalists. By Charles Pryer 4 | Earth Watch Ontario government severely limits non-conforming uses in parks; Wainfleet Bog protected; trapping just one concern in Quetico review; Securing a trees conservation bylaw: a case history; charting a new course for Great Lakes coasts; timber class environmental […]

Seasons Magazine Autumn 1987

Seasons Magazine 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 […]

Seasons Magazine Autumn 1980

Seasons Magazine Autumn 1980

DEPARTMENTS 4 | Earth Watch Acid rain: starting at the top; Tobermory Islands: a new national park; Great Lakes report: the land as a polluter; Bald Eagle bites back; road through Killarney? The consultant says no; Algonquin Park’s future: the uncertainty persists; environmental survey probes Ontario psyche; Niagara Escarpment: public hearings continue; environmental issues attract […]

Ontario Naturalist Early Winter 1978

Ontario Naturalist Early Winter 1978

DEPARTMENTS 38 | Bird Report 1978 spring migration. By Clive E. Goodwin 39 | FON News Environment on Trial revised. 41 | Queen’s Park/From Ottawa Environmental assessment regulation proposed for municipalities; Royal Commission on Northern Environment revamped; provincial parks policy released; national parks policy under review. 43 | Around Ontario Controversy in West Montrose about […]

Ontario Naturalist Magazine October 1977

Ontario Naturalist Magazine October 1977

DEPARTMENTS 30 | Bird Report Spring 1977. By Clive E. Goodwin 31 | FON News New posting for Clive Goodwin. 31 | Queen’s Park/From Ottawa FON seeks hydro route realignment to protect Virginia White Butterfly; Great Lakes water quality; threatened fishes; St Lawrence Islands park. 34 | Around Ontario Polar Bear Provincial Park; rare Small […]

Ontario Naturalist Magazine May 1976

Ontario Naturalist Magazine May 1976

DEPARTMENTS 32 | FON News Annual Meeting Report: FON Resolutions, conservation winners. 36 | Nature Photography By Elaine Edwards 38 | Queen’s Park/From Ottawa New Brunswick spraying kills millions of songbirds; modest gains for Great Lake waters cleanup; St. Lawrence Islands expansion controversial. 40 | Around the Province Rondeau classified as Natural Environment Park; Second […]