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ON Nature Magazine Winter 2022

Media Release: December 5, 2022

Short-eared owl, Species at Risk © Scott Fairbairn

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

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 Prévost-Manuel

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

Last Word
How carbon offsets can better help nature.
By Sean Rudd

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Forging a Path  
A Trent University student’s trek along the Bruce Trail has brought attention to the need for diversity in nature conservation while highlighting how Ontario became home for freedom seekers.
By Melina Damian     

For Peat’s Sake
Peatlands are invaluable reservoirs of carbon, but they are being rapidly depleted, in large part to feed gardens. Is it time to ban peat moss in garden soil?
By Jade Prévost-Manuel

If You Build It, They Will Come
A team creating habitat for the notoriously finicky Kirtland’s warbler may have found a new way to bring breeding birds back to Ontario.
By Julia Zarankin

Last Word
A critique of No Mow May.
By Lorraine Johnson and Sheila Colla

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