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January 13, 2023–Gideon Forman
Massasauga rattlesnake © Joe Crowley
I’ve been thinking about Samuel Beckett and Ontario rattlesnakes. There used to be two species in the province, the Massasauga and the timber. But for decades there’s only been one. ...
December 12, 2022–Jake Guggenheimer
Wolverine, Species at risk © Ninara CC BY 2.0
Have you ever wondered how different species adapt to survive the coldest months of the year? Animals have different mechanisms to stay warm and source food when options are scarce, ...
Lynde Shores Conservation Area © Paul Howard CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
On October 25, 2022, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) posted a proposal to overhaul the Ontario Wetland Evaluation System (OWES). The deadline for public comment is November ...
February 24, 2022–Anne Bell
Advocacy•Campaigns•Protected Places•Species at Risk•Stewardship and restoration
On June 2, 2022, Ontarians will head to the polls to elect our next provincial government. As citizens, we have a responsibility to ensure that nature conservation is a major ...
October 22, 2021–Maya Davidson
Queensnake © Scott Gillingwater
Ontario is full of fascinating species. With so many plants and animals found in Ontario, it can be overwhelming and difficult to know where to start. Ontario Nature’s popular online ...