5 | This Issue
The people spoke.
By Caroline Schultz
7 | Earth Watch
- Monitoring Ontario’s snakes with a Long-term Monitoring Protocol
- Preventing Lyme Disease and being aware of ticks
- A new bat nature guide
- A legal challenge to piping plover habitat destruction
- Prescribed burn at Stone Road Alvar Nature Reserve on Pelee Island
- Swift Rapids Road area, Candidate Protected Area
36 | Our Member Groups
Spring is for the birds.
By Lisa Richardson
37 | Our Community
Trees of life.
By Danielle Duchin
38 | Last Word
Closing the loop on forest protection.
By Anne Bell
On the cover
18 | When Plants Attack
Carnivorous plants have developed ingenious adaptations to extract from insects what their nutrient-poor habitats do not provide.
By Allan Britnell
24 | The Fisher King
After being harassed and poisoned with pesticides nearly to extinction, the American white pelican has rebounded. But the majestic bird remains threatened, and even well-meaning human visitors can imperil its recovery.
By Patricia Hluchy
30 | Drowning in Plastic
From pellets to foam to synthetic fibres, plastic waste is threatening many Ontario species that rely on lakes and rivers. it is high time we clean up our act.
By Conor Mihell
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