DEPARTMENTS 5 | This issue A vote for nature. By Caroline Schultz 7 | Earth Watch Tree planting program saved, How to photograph a bumble bee, Wetland protection in Ontario, Photo contest winner unveiled, And more… 36 |Our Member Groups Soaring into the fall. By Noah Cole 37 | Our Community Wetland gift creates a […]
Ontario’s forests, meadows and waters provide an incredible range of nutritious and delicious edible wild plants. Ontario Nature has prepared this foraging guide as an introduction to this local resource, and to encourage people to get outside and experience the wonders the natural world provides.
The trees, shrubs, herbaceous plants and fungi listed in this guide are a sample of some of the abundant local species that can be harvested sustainably, though there are many other wild edibles to explore. The guide is intended to be a starting point for people interested in foraging for edible wild plants and should not be considered to be a definitive resource for their identification and use.
DEPARTMENTS 5 | This issue Embracing conservation. By Caroline Schultz 6 | Earth Watch Greenbelt protection; city fish; summer camps; naturalist training; bird-friendly coffee; bioslicks; ragweed on the rise; nature reserves 101; another declining bee; bumble bee champion. 36 | Our Community Ten thousand hours. 37 | Our Member Groups Four new member groups. 38 […]
In her article in the spring 2015 issue of ON Nature, Lorraine Johnson demonstrates how neighbours are creating pollinator habitat and restoring ecological connections in towns, suburbs and cities across the province. She provides the example of Palmerston Square Pollinator Patch – a small but diverse community garden that took root in west Toronto in 2014 […]
DEPARTMENTS 7 | This Issue Conservation politics and a treasured landscape. By Caroline Schultz 8 | Earth Watch A win for wildlife: The Bruce Trail Conservancy secures more of the Niagara Escarpment; the great outdoors: having a field day with conservation staff; we object: the Province allows hunting at-risk snapping turtles; pleased to meet you: […]
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 […]
DEPARTMENTS 5 | This Issue The Collective: Battling climate change together. By Victoria Foote 8 | Earth Watch Lonely elm trees; recovery program at risk; outdoor education back from the brink; Brendan Toews; super birder. 34 | Field Trip Conifers: Giants of the north. By Dan Schneider and Peter Pautler 44 | Inside Ontario Nature […]
DEPARTMENTS 5 | This Issue Fine dining: Eat what you grow. By Victoria Foote 8 | Earth Watch Development pushes endangered caribou further north; garlic mustard pushes trees out; eco-tourism outfit pushes back. 15 | Profile The Quiet Passion: With much patience and fortitude, Kathy Nihei of the Wild Bird Care Centre has nursed countless […]
DEPARTMENTS 5 | View from Locke House Wilderness with rules. By Nancy Clark 8 | Earth Watch That’s one cool rock; barrier-free wilderness; Ouellette’s miscue; natural garden pest controls; Marshfield Woods saved; court supports Grey County group on groundwater extraction; Ontario’s species championed by provincial auditor; outdoor education is endangered. 15 | The Seasoned Pro […]
DEPARTMENTS 5 | View From Locke House ‘Tis the season when familiar creatures, including magazines, are seen in a new light. By Nancy Clark 8 | Earth Watch Birding in the Arctic; Algonquin wolves safe for now; reptiles need help; baby bird rescues; trees to brag about; walking in poets’ footsteps. 15 | The Seasoned […]
DEPARTMENTS 5 | President’s Page By Robert B. Stewart 6 | Earth Watch The urgent need to stop the unfair taxing of lands in their natural state; more shining new parks for the provincial system; latest news on Niagara Escarpment a mixed bag; FON’s report on special wetlands new complete. 10 | Notes Updates on […]
DEPARTMENTS 25 | FON News Indemnity fund tops $5,000. 27 | Queen’s Park/From Ottawa Floodplain policy reduces area protected; Petty Trespass Act should change allow owners to ban hunting; government doesn’t act on refillable pop container law; Pukaskwa National Park plan; waterfowl hunting in Point Pelee National Park; identifying endangered fishes. 32 | Around Ontario […]