Winter 2019 Preview
The Great White Northerner
Most Ontarians know belugas only from visits or reputation, but a hardy population of this marine mammal persists in the province’s northern reaches. Can it resist the impact of climate change?
By Brian Banks
Fires can be ecological blessings, regenerating habitats of rare species. A “prescribed burn” at an alvar reserve shows how experts tame fire’s wild force.
By Conor Mihell
Small is Bountiful
A tiny reserve on Toronto’s outskirts is home to stunning biodiversity – including more than a thousand species of moths – debunking the notion that only large natural expanses merit protection.
By Patricia Hluchy