5 | View from Locke House
The Christmas Bird Count: a family legacy.
By Nancy Clark

6 | Earth Watch
Roadwork threatens rare species in conservation reserve; saving Toronto’s old-growth; important bird areas dedicated; golf course to be built in Marshfield Woods; the waiting game.

16 | This Season
Biologist Chris Jones mucks around.
By Dorthy Pedersen

43 | Insider
Summer fun for young naturalists; another new face; writing contest deadline near; conservation at work.

46 | Endpoint
Why Ontario is awash in exotic species.
By Gregor Beck


19 | Citizens for Science
A growing army of volunteers spend their free time watching everything from dragonflies to trilliums. Why?
By Mark Stabb

22 | The Zen of Winter Camping
Close encounters with people who pee in the snow.
By Nancy Clark

On the cover
28 | The People Who Count
Over a Century of Christmas Bird Counts.
By Sandra Phinney

30 | Calling all Birders
Volunteers are needed for the second Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas.
By Mike Cadman

32 | Take Our Bird Quiz

36 | Skiing at 40 Below
Eight adventurers take on winter in Wabakimi Provincial Park.
By Dave Quinn

ON Nature Magazine Winter 2000 cover

ON Nature magazine is an award-winning quarterly that brings readers closer to nature by exploring Ontario’s natural species and spaces, and providing insight on pressing conservation issues.

The cost of an annual subscription is $50. If you are a senior citizen (65+) or a student, you can subscribe for a discounted rate of $40.

For just $9.95, you can purchase any single issue of the award-winning magazine. We also have back issues going back to 1970!

For more information or to purchase a single issue, please contact Kate, your member relations coordinator, at 416-444-8419 ext. 233 or

Photos © Robert McCaw, Tony Beck and Willy Waterton