Monthly Archives: August 2013

Endangered Butternut trees are worth protecting

Majestic and important, butternut trees have been experiencing a significant decline in recent years so much so that they are now listed as an endangered species.


Reflections from Summer Staff

From April thru August the Couchiching Conservancy has employed Rianna van de Hoef and Nick Shurben as summer staff; this is their second article reflecting on their experiences.


Orillia’s legal community has big environmental impact

When you think of sectors of the community which are dedicated to helping preserve some of the natural beauty of the region, lawyers probably don’t jump to mind.

The general public has specific notions about those dedicated to environmental causes, and those notions don’t usually include suits and briefcases.


Summer 2013 Notes from the Field

A special feature updated regularly with notes and photos of our staff in the field. Featuring our summer interns, Nick and Rianna, our stewardship manager, Dave Hawke, and the desk-bound who manager to escape every now and again.


Yellow Warbler

One of the most widespread and prettiest species of birds that graces our landscape is the Yellow Warbler! The male is a bright yellow, with reddish stripes on its breast while the female is a much more subtle yellow with a green tinge to the wing and back feathers.


Thanks everyone for your support

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