News & Notes: Reference Resources

SPRING 2017


NEW ONTARIO NATURE ON-LINE SPIDER GUIDE
Spiders seem to be the source of many spooky superstitions. However, there is no need to be scared of our creepy crawly friends. Ontario Nature wants you to get to know them a bit better. Access Ontario Nature’s on-line spider guide to learn about some of Ontario’s amazing arachnofauna! See the Guide to Some of Ontario’s Spiders by visiting onnaturemagazine.com/spiderguide.html.


ONLINE BIRD BIOLOGY RESOURCE: A TRAVELLER’S GUIDE TO FEATHERS
Glen Chilton is a professor of biology at James Cook University in Australia, and author of the bestselling The Curse of the Labrador Duck and The Attack of the Killer Rhododendrons. Glen writes a weekly column concerning recent advances in the field of bird biology under the title A Traveller’s Guide to Feathers; these can be found on his website: http://www.glenchilton.com/. Each piece describes the highlights of a recently-published paper from a scholarly journal. Glen’s writings are meant for bird enthusiasts who are curious about the latest advances in the field. The studies are global in scope, and consider birds of all types. From penguins on Bouvet Island to snake-eagles in Israel, A Traveller’s Guide to Feathers provides all of the content with none of the jargon.