18 | How to Spend a Winter Up North

Northern Ontario is a nature lover’s paradise that offers all the adventure of summer minus the bugs and crowds. By Jade Prevost-Manuel

22 | A Wing and a Prayer

The short-eared owl, which is primarily seen in southern Ontario in winter, is struggling amid habitat loss and climate change. Can this threatened species be restored to its former abundance? By Brian Banks

28 | The Night Shift

Flying squirrels’ best known trait may be nocturnal glides through the treetops, but researchers are finding other startling adaptations that hint at how entire ecosystems are responding to climate change. By Conor Mihell

38 | Last Word

How Carbon Offsets Can Better Help Nature

By Sean Rudd

34 | Our Member Groups 

Twenty-Five Years of Protecting Nature.

By Zachary Pothier

36 | Our Community  

Marking a Passing.

By Caroline Schultz

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