DEPARTMENTS 5 |In This Issue John Muir shows us the way.By Stephan Fuller 6 | EarthwatchVictoria Point victory; tampering with the science education curriculum; the regeneration of a savannah. 14 | Letters 17 |This Season Uber-birders Mike Runtz and Bruce Di Labio go head to head in the Taverner Cup.By Jeff Harrison 36 | Insider Behind the scenes […]
DEPARTMENTS 5 | This issue Fostering community conservation. By Caroline Schultz 6 | Earth Watch Great Lakes grasshopper; engaging northern citizen scientists; another successful summit; a new wetland guide; Master Naturalists program expands. 36 | Our Member Groups Habitat corridors protect Hamilton’s pollinators. By Lisa Richardson 37 | Our Community A legacy of dedication to […]
By Back Roads Bill Wetlands are often misunderstood because we usually think of them as a “swamp,” often in movies it is where the bodies are found. At one time everything was a “swamp,” not a place to go for a holiday or spend some quality time. We are now learning wetlands are important but we […]
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.
DEPARTMENTS 5 | This Issue For the Birds: It takes a forest. By Victoria Foote 8 | Earth Watch Harnessing a mighty river; one-of-a-kind paw prints; climate watch; bean count: a trip to the drive-through. 40 | Urban Nature Smart Cars: Car sharing is good for you and the environment. By Jim MacInnis 44 | […]
DEPARTMENTS 5 | This issue Decision Time: We need to stop the ongoing degradation of our fresh water. By Victoria Foote 8 | Earth Watch Join the spring owl survey; protest the Red Hill Creek Expressway; stop the quarry in rare bird habitat; protect the escarpment from development. 15 | Profile The Riverkeeper: Lara Van […]
DEPARTMENTS 5 | View From Locke House Why I Love Birds. By Nancy Clark 6 | Earth Watch The battle to protect the Oak Ridges Moraine; proposed highway threatens wetlands; remembering a friend of the bluebird; the return of the elk; RCGA drops plans to build in Bronte park; development opposed at Riley Lake; FON […]
DEPARTMENTS 5 | This Season This special issue takes a look at a new conservation strategy for Ontario’s landbirds that will protect birds before they get into trouble. By Margaret Webb 6 | Earth Watch How green is your classroom?; nature untaxed; Harris government undermining environmental protection; Nature’s Best protected area strategy; Wabakimi park to […]
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 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 […]
DEPARTMENTS 2 | President’s Page Leaving a legacy of warblers. By John Cartwright 7 | Earth Watch Wetlands policy—at last somebody listened; trees act revisions lack fibre; beetle to battle Purple loosestrife; Bill 162: push it through; quality cuts: Bracebridge tries selection harvest; more stands may fall as Missinaibi’s plan stalls; shrike habitat shrinks; logging […]
DEPARTMENTS 2 | President’s Page Refining economic arguments for a cleaner environment. By Doug Thomas 6 | Earth Watch Constance Creek: a case study in wetlands loss; protecting the Missinaibi; Matchedash Bay: fooling with mother nature; escarpment becomes biosphere reserve; victory on the Rouge Valley; joint management agreement for Temagami forests; Polar Bear Park management […]
DEPARTMENTS 2 | President’s Page By Charles Pryer 4 | Earth Watch Holiday Beach: a provincial park disappears, unannounced and almost unnoticed; Lady Evelyn placed on global list of threatened areas; Backus Woods finally gets its management plan; parking lots and marinas for the Leslie Street Spit?; naturalists and farmers work together for Ontario wetlands; […]
DEPARTMENTS 4 | Earth Watch Decision on cottages in provincial parks shirks responsibility; agreement in principle reached on Bruce Park; national marine park policy announced; watercourse edge policy deserves emulation; Baskerville report released; Ellesmere Island National Park created at last; securing Ontario wetlands; untaxing nature; trumpeter swan project chalks up best year yet; ospreys and […]
DEPARTMENTS 4 | Earth Watch Pop cans make a comeback; Bruce park gains local support; land of the white pine; tightening-up use of Crown land; booster for natural heritage; tax reform only for some; clear support for wetlands; Sudbury environmental study released; forest management to have environmental review, maybe; Minister’s forums draw crowds; Ontario Breeding […]
DEPARTMENTS 4 | Earth Watch Mining: sneaking up from behind; gyrfalcons: still up for grabs; rabies hotspots; swan control; the one that got away!; new plans for Ontario moose; foresters behind every tree; environmental watchdog for Niagara; highway 404 wetland study initiated. 10 | Notes Learn about wetlands in school; catch Bob on the wing; […]
DEPARTMENTS 4 | Earth Watch Salamanders vulnerable to acid rain; wetlands: stand up and be counted; grassroots action to stop acid rain; park’s supporters play the Minister’s game; little games on non-game; peregrine falcon returns—home?; new life for American endangered species; caribou news; in recognition of Canadian rivers; nature club to the rescue. 10 | […]
DEPARTMENTS 4 | Earth Watch Two native sites gain global status; the Ontario Waste Management Corporation; raccoon dogs—an environmental hazard; falcons for sale; parks update; adopt a dump; natural areas of provincial significance; Gypsy Moths: threat to Ontario Forests; overwhelming support for wetlands. 10 | Notes Ontario wetland information; FON scholarship; “Seasons” an award-winner; a […]
DEPARTMENTS 4 | Earth Watch Acid Rain Report seeks controls; a report card on the Great Lakes; a Habitat Trust for Canada?; no news is bad news on parks; protecting the northern environment; escarpment defenders scores points; laying waste to lakeshore; Crown Game Preserves abandoned; new prospects for peat; South Cayuga wins a reprieve; new […]
DEPARTMENTS 4 | Earth Watch Acid Rain: a look ahead; U.S. legislation will determine acid rain; transportation minister convicted over Highway 404; park planning gets the axe; a bad year for eastern Ontario birds; new federal policy on land-use; Wetlands Conference—a rousing success; a new endangered species for Ontario; friends of the bats; conservation project […]
DEPARTMENTS 52 | Annual Conference Report Held in Toronto. Conservation winners. Photo contest winners. Resolutions. 55 | FON News Action conference on acid rain; Birding in Toronto. 56 | Queen’s Park/From Ottawa Trespass proposal white paper; parks master plan delayed; tougher water protection policies; progress in national parks; Parks Canada policy approved; 60 | Bird […]
DEPARTMENTS 27 | FON News FON negotiates for new headquarters; more volunteers sought. 27 | Around Ontario FON publishes new wetlands pamphlets; FON closes Petrol Point Reserve over intensive use concerns; raptor appeal; No Trespassing booklet. 28 | From Ottawa/Queen’s Park FON pushes for Atikaki reserve; Point Pelee Master Plan problems; now endangered: Lake Erie […]