Spiders live among us in almost every conceivable habitat. More than 800 species of spiders in Ontario, very few of which are dangerous to people. Yet almost a third of Canadians are afraid of spiders. Learning about these creatures helps mitigate that fear. Spiders play a key role in the food web and are an important food source for other animals including songbirds, fish and salamanders.
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DEPARTMENTS 5 | This Issue Sneak Preview: The state of Ontario’s birds. By Victoria Foote 8 | Earth Watch Spectacular coastline to be protected; driving through the forest; peregrine falcons face new threat; house cats threaten birds; Ontario Nature’s Eco-Tour. 16 | Profile Environmental crusader Kaid Benfield marries green buildings to smart design and an […]