5 | This Issue
The Web of Life. By Caroline Schultz
7 | Earth Watch
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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