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ON Nature Magazine Fall 2021
Call of the Wild
Bird calls and songs are giving scientists new insights into avian behaviour and population patterns. How researchers are gathering information for the third Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas by listening.
By Brian Banks
The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Woman
Maydianne Andrade, an expert on black widow spiders (and their many cousins), reveals the myths about a misunderstood and maligned Ontario (yes, that is correct) species.
By Allan Britnell
The COVID-19 pandemic has ignited a back-to-nature movement that is putting pressure on sensitive habitats across Ontario. Too many people outdoors is not the problem; not enough greenspace dedicated for recreation is.
By Conor Mihell
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The Craft and Culture of the Birch Bark Canoe
The Indigenous art of canoe building is imperilled by a growing difficulty in obtaining the needed natural materials, but master builders like Dan Couchie continue to keep the ancient practice alive.
By Vince Nogueira
Standing Up for the Camp Robber
The iconic Canada jay, also known as the whiskey jack, has become an increasingly rare sight in Ontario. Will a campaign to designate the jay Canada’s national bird focus attention on its plight?
By Conor Mihell
The Man Who Saved Ontario From Blowing Away
When over farming threatened to engulf southern Ontario in sand, Edmund Zavitz spearheaded the Agreement Forests program. One hundred years later, we can learn much from the father of Ontario forestry.
By Ian Coutts
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