DEPARTMENTS 5 | This issue A time of rejuvenation. By Caroline Schultz 6 | Earth Watch A guide to spiders, counting reptile roadkill, reducing bird strikes, partnership for pollinators, Indigenous perspectives on conservation offsets. 35 |Our Member Groups A golden jubilee. By Lisa Richardson 36 | Our Community Sydenham River joins Ontario Nature’s nature reserve […]
Spiders live among us in almost every conceivable habitat. Their ecological role, one that benefits us, is as the ultimate predators of insects. They pursue this role with instinctive dedication; some have even moved into the warm micro-climates of people’s homes, unwittingly protecting us from pesky insects. In turn, they are a food source for many animals, forming an important link in the food chain.
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 […]
DEPARTMENTS 2 | President’s Page Land trusts taking off in Ontario. By Adam Thomson 7 | Earth Watch Municipal power shift weakens natural heritage policy; call for changes to Ontario’s weed act; anarchy over wetlands policy implementation; MNR takes further steps to protect old growth; unhappy trails: snowmobiles changing face of rural Ontario; Wabakimi’s fate […]
DEPARTMENTS 2 | President’s Page By Robert B. Stewart 4 | Earth Watch Highway 89: Keswick Marsh to be degraded to save 13 minutes’ travel time; Niagara Escarpment Commission decision flouts approved Escarpment Plan; no new parks of policies for parks centennial; Environmental Defense Fund launched. 10 | Notes Updates on environmental, wetlands and education […]