Monthly Archives: May 2016

Carden Nuts for Nature Family Fun Festival

Having fun at the Carden Alvar Nature Festival

Mark your calendars, round up your kids and grandkids and head out to the Carden Recreation Centre on Sunday, June 12 for a full day of nature focused activities! Bonus…it’s free to attend!

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Carden Challenge goes beyond birds

Dragonfly

The Carden Challenge is more than just counting birds. Read about what it’s like to do the Biodiversity Challenge, from participant, Ginny Moore.

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Bird-watching: Brown headed Cowbirds

2016 Larry Kirtley Brown-headed Cowbirds

Brown-headed Cowbirds are birds of the Western Prairies. They acquired their name from following herds of bison, feeding on the insects stirred up as the animals grazed the grasses. As the forests of Eastern Canada were cleared to provide agricultural farm lands, the cowbirds began to expand eastward, and their range now extends across Ontario.

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POSTPONED: Sounds of the Night & Grassland Birds

Passport to Nature

A note on the Passport to Nature events

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An Update on the Carden Alvar Nature Festival

Nature Festival Thank You

An update on the Carden Alvar Nature Festival

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Notes from the Field: Spring 2016

Sustainability Tour of Roehl Wetland

Spring has arrived in our area, and we are busy planning garlic mustard pulling dates, coordinating volunteers, getting out in the community and more.

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Grow Me Instead guides for your garden

Periwinkle

There are always things we as individuals can do to have a massive impact on the environment and ecosystems here at home. And I mean at home, I mean; in your yard.

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Year One Water Quality Report Now Available

Between June and December 2015, the Couchiching Conservancy undertook a citizen science project to monitor water quality in the Upper Talbot River sub-watershed of Lake Simcoe. 

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Volunteer take on invaders to care for our earth

Elliott Woods Dirty Hands Society

Garlic mustard. Purple loosestrife. Phragmites reed. Dog-strangling vine. The list of invading plants keeps getting longer, and our knowledge of how to battle them is ever changing. The species listed here, plus many more, are ones that have shown up in the Couchiching region from their distant home ranges, and they are quickly displacing the native species.

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