Monthly Archives: July 2014

Upcoming Volunteer Events and Opportunities

Volunteers picking Garlic Mustard

There are many volunteer events and opportunities coming up in the next few months – from Property Monitoring visits to Picking Seedpods of Dog-strangling Vine.

Take a look at upcoming volunteer opportunities and take a hands on approach to protecting nature!


Join us for the Corn Roast in the Woods

Corn roast banner 2014

Just imagine…stunningly beautiful trees, a cool breeze, laughter filling the air, sweet sounds by a local musician and a delicious dinner. Sounds pretty good, right? The Corn Roast in the Woods, taking place on Saturday, August 16, 2014 combines your love of wild land with taking action to protect these places.


A Unique Father’s Day Present

Neil Gray 2014 Lake Dalrymple loon

My children, Sarah and Cameron, never know what to get the “old man” for Father’s Day. This year they purchased the “Photography Safari on Lake Dalrymple” offered at the silent auction hosted at the Carden Nature Festival. It was an exceptional gift.


Volunteer Spotlight: Noella Storry

Noella Storry

Noella Storry has been a volunteer with The Couchiching Conservancy for over 7 years. During this time, she has filled many different volunteer roles including Property Team Leader (Prospect Marsh Nature Reserve) and Event Ambassador.


Location, location, location: House Wren Nesting Habits

Some of the more popular television programs are those in which a Real Estate agent shows a couple a number of houses from which to select their future home. There are a few such programs, each with their own particular twist, but in every case, the couple selects one house. We have a pair of birds in our yard whose antics remind me of those programs! The birds are House Wrens.


Sequester a little carbon for kicks

As an environmentalist, sometimes I get sick of environmentalists.

It’s not that what they have to say isn’t important; it is. But the steady flow of bad news is a drag. It can leave you feeling depressed and powerless. Whether or not we’re conscious of it, in this age of ecological decline, we’re all suffering.