Winter 2019 Preview

Beluga whales

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

Controlled burn, Stone Road Alvar Nature Reserve

Burning Need

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

Spotted tussock moth moth

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

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