5 | View from Locke House
What’s wrong with being passionate?
By Nancy Clark

6 | Earth Watch
Puddles need protection; birds decline in Pickering forest; what’s happening with the Oak Ridges Moraine; Mid-Niagara Peninsula highway threatens returning species; Pelee Island nature refuge; Newmarket wetland saved; watchdog cites weak government performance; planning better for nature; Thickson’s Woods needs help.

17 | This Season
Waterfowl specialist Jim Leafloor tags Canada goose goslings in their shells.
By Nancy Clark

44 | Insider
Working for Wilderness in 2001; J. Murray Speirs.

46 | Endpoint
How nature works to clean water: Spending money on green corridors and preserving wetlands is more cost-effective than expensive water treatment plants.
By Jim Faught


20 | Why Algonquin Wolves are Dying
Renowned researchers John and Mary Theberge call for a permanent ban on wolf hunting and trapping in and around the park.
By John Theberge

On the cover
26 | Winter Raptors
A convoy to southwestern Ontario flushes the great birds from their January roosts.
By Chris Higgins

30 | Treading Softly
How to reduce your ecological footprint.
By Nicola Ross

42 | What We Know About Snow
Classifying the white stuff, from delicate flakes to deadly avalanches.
By Ian O’Neill

ON Nature Magazine Winter 2001 cover

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