8 | Earth Watch
Stalled guidelines hurt Ontario’s caribou; just published: FON’s guide to forest management; international spotlight aimed at Temagami; bald eagles number up, loggerhead shrikes down; our last chance for roadless wilderness; nonprofit corporation to hold forestry licence in Muskoka; new rules apply to forest management.

35 | Insider
FON open house includes workshops, tour of Locke House, door prizes; 65th Anniversary Dinner.

38 | Reflections
With Grace.
By James Raffan


16 | Consuming Ways
Why do brown creepers have thin, curved bills? Why do starlings’ intestines grow longer as winter approaches? Every bird has its gastronomic secrets.
By Michael Runtz

On the cover
22 | Nature Guide to Ontario
The FON’s soon-to-be-published book highlights over 600 sites. Previewed here are four top destinations in southern Ontario.

ON Nature Magazine Winter 1996 cover

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