Chris Earley is the interpretive biologist at the University of Guelph Arboretum. His kids' books that encourage youngsters to "find and identify your own" have been very popular. Tracy C. Read is a writer and editor in Kingston, Ontario, and the author of Firefly's children's natural history series, Exploring the World of Cougars, Foxes, Owls and many others.
[Review of previous edition: ] Maps out the province's best natural sites with details about why they are must-see attractions.--Jessica Lovell"Guelph Mercury Tribune" (05/13/2016) [Review of previous edition: ] Nature Book of the Year--Paul Nichoson"London Free Press" (12/16/2016) [Review of previous edition: ] Recommended.--American Reference Books Annual (03/01/2017) [Review of previous edition: ] You will have fun perusing the photo-filled guide while deciding on your next wilderness adventure... Whether you want to go somewhere local to spend a few hours or travel to a more distant part of the province for a vacation this guide makes it easy as it is divided into six areas of the province: Southwestern Ontario, Central Ontario South, Niagara Region, Eastern Ontario, Central Ontario North, Northern Ontario. For each of the areas there is information about activities you can do there, if it is open year round or not and what makes the nature spot special. Helping you decide where you want to go are numerous, beautiful photographs that are throughout the book (there are more than 250 photos in the 224-page book). Ontario is blessed with an incredible number of wilderness areas and this book highlights 100 of them. 100 Nature Hot Spots in Ontario would make a thoughtful gift for those who enjoy getting out into the natural world.-- (08/11/2016) [Review of previous edition: ] A beautiful and useful new volume... Provides inspiring descriptions of our province's best parks natural places and conservation areas... The book is a real pleasure to page through.-- (06/18/2016) The nature guide provides interesting text, beautiful photographs, "What Makes This Hot Spot Hot?" and icons for available activities for each nature area in the book... Most of us need to get into nature more and receive the health benefits that wilderness provides and this guide provides lots of good suggestions. This is a good resource to help you plan your next nature outing or to take with you when you go on vacation!-- (05/24/2018) Required reading. This reader-friendly guide explores the remarkable splendour and diversity of the province, from its soaring clifftops, subterranean caves and thundering cataracts to the province's tallest white pine, the oldest rocks on Earth and the warbler capital of North America. The guide is organized by region, and each destination includes a descriptive profile illustrated with color photographs and at-a-glance information about special features and contact details, while regional maps showcase locations.-- (05/24/2018) This expanded and updated edition is definitely a book that will be opened often, and it should be pointed out as well that just because it is Summer, does not mean you cannot use the information inside for the other seasons of the year... You have 110 reasons to travel in Ontario, and one very big reason why you should own this book: because it is information packed!-- (07/01/2018)