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2019 Passport to Nature promo

The fifth Passport to Nature program will launch soon! Stay tuned.


We are very excited to share the 5th Passport to Nature program with you! The Passport program continues to be exceptionally popular and there is so much to learn and explore.

The basics:

  • Registration is required for almost ALL events
  • You can register one month in advance of the event
  • Specific location and directions are shared in the event confirmation
  • Please arrive at least 10-15 minutes before the event starts
  • Bring your own water bottle, hiking boots, hiking poles, snacks, sunscreen – whatever you need to enjoy your time outdoors!

If you have any questions, any of the staff are happy to help. Call the office (705.326.1620) or email info@couchconservancy.ca.


Passport to Nature Organizing Committee

Thank you to the wonderful people who have dedicated countless hours to making the Passport to Nature a success: Adam Thomson, Ginny Moore, Jamie Ross, Janet Machan, Jan Walinck, Joan Berndt, Pamela Fulford, Stefanie Moy-Shuster, Sue Deadman, Tanya Clark and Tom Wilson. A special thank you to Judy-Mitchell Wilson as well.


Sponsors Schedule of EventsDownload Your PassportPassport Pictures


DOWNLOAD YOUR PASSPORT TO NATURE

 

 Links coming by the end of April!

 High resolution booklet (heads up – it’s a big file)

  Low resolution booklet (but still good)

  

 Printed copies of the booklet will be available in May

 

 


PASSPORT TO NATURE CALENDAR

(click on the date to read more)

april

No Events

may

11may7:00 am- 11:00 amPassport to Nature: Seeking Spring Warblers
24may - 25may 246:00 pmmay 25Carden Challenge

june

1jun9:00 am- 12:00 pmPassport to Nature: Spring Wildflower Photography
5jun10:00 am- 11:30 amPassport to Nature: Citizen Science
5jun10:00 am- 11:30 amPassport to Nature: Backyard Beginner Birding
9jun10:00 am- 3:00 pmPassport to Nature: Nuts for Nature

july

7jul9:00 am- 11:00 amPassport to Nature: Millennials Birding
10jul10:00 am- 2:00 pmPassport to Nature: Butterflies
20jul10:00 am- 2:00 pmPassport to Nature: Hike the Wildlands
25jul8:00 pm- 10:00 pmPassport to Nature: Intro to the World of Moths

august

11aug10:00 am- 12:00 pmPassport to Nature: Woodland Ferns

september

15sep1:00 pm- 3:30 pmPassport to Nature: It's All About Trees
22sep1:30 pm- 4:00 pmPassport to Nature: Art in the Woods
29sep1:00 pm- 3:00 pmPassport to Nature: New Canadians Walk

october

6oct10:00 am- 12:00 pmPassport to Nature: Hike to Find Fungi

november

13nov7:00 pm- 9:00 pmPassport to Nature: Stewardship through Science Communication - Through the lens of Carden biodiversity

december

28dec10:30 am- 12:00 pmPassport to Nature: Kids Birding

january

25jan1:00 pm- 3:30 pmPassport to Nature: Explore Copeland by Snowshoe

february

9feb10:00 am- 12:00 pmPassport to Nature: Snowshoeing and nature tracks

 

See more Passport to Nature events & others in our Event Calendar

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SPONSORS

 
These wonderful sponsors make the Passport to Nature possible. Because of their support, there is no cost to attend any of the events. Please consider using your spending dollars at these businesses and organizations.

— Gold Sponsor —

Sojourn Outdoors

— Silver Sponsor —

ConAir

— Bronze Sponsors —

OrilliaPower


Brewery Bay logo  

— Event Sponsors —

Lynda Hepinstall of Century 21Past Presidents Council, Heartwood Fund ~ James Dick Construction ~ BMO Wealth Management – John Mayo ~ Georgian Bay Printers ~ Ontario Waterway CruisesMorton Metals ~Orillia Subaru ~ Remax – Ian and Franci Ross

— Event Partners —

Back to FunctionBayview Wildwood ResortBird House Nature Company ~ Bruce Stanton ~ Crank & Sprocket Bicycle CoDr. Susy Lee DentistryDr. Louise Hill ~ Dufferin Aggregates ~ Ego’s Nurseries ~ Fashion TherapyJack & Maddy, A Kids’ Store ~ Jobu Design ~ K. McKechnie Architectural Design ~ Kawartha Dairy ~ Orillia Eyewear & iCare ~ Orillia Floor FashionLake Dalrymple Resort ~ Lakehead University ~ Lake Country Physiotheraphy ~ Maximum Mobility & Access Centre ~ McLean & Dickey Ltd Insurance ~ Michael Scott LandscapingMiller Aggregates ~ Pelee Island Winery ~ Pioneer HandcraftRussell, Christie, LLP ~ Terry Kalkanis, Sebright Capital Advisors LtdWagg’s

— In Kind —

Timber Mart Brechin ~ Staples Orillia ~ Carden Field Naturalists

— Media —

The Villager ~ Ontario’s Lake Country


PASSPORT TO NATURE CANADA

Passports to Nature in Canada is your invitation to experience the marvels of our natural world in communities across Canada.  Each passport describes guided events that are open to all and often free. Where in nature will you travel this year?

A special thank you to The Gosling Foundation for inspiring environmental organizations and supporting engagement.

Passport to Nature Canada

 

Pelee Buzz: http://peleebuzz.eventbrite.ca  

Pelee Island (Lake Erie), Ontario ~ March 22 to mid-December


 

Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory: www.peptbo.ca/nature-matters.php

Prince Edward County, Ontario ~ April 20 to October 31, 2019


 

Land Conservancy for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington: www.LandConservancyKFLA.org

Frontenac and L & A counties south of Highway 7 ~ April 2019 to February 2020


 

rare Charitable Research Reserve: www.raresites.org

Waterloo Region/Wellington, Ontario ~ April to November, 2019


 

Thames Talbot Land Trust: www.thamestalbotlandtrust.ca/passport_to_nature

London Ontario and adjoining counties~ April 2019 to February 2020


 

Wellington Water Watchers ~ 2Rivers Festival: https://www.2riversfestival.org/

Guelph, Ontario ~ May and June 2019


 

Long Point Basin Land Trust: www.longpointlandtrust.ca

Treks, Tracts and Trees: Explore the Outdoors

Norfolk County, Ontario ~ May to October 2019


Nature Trust of New Brunswick: http://www.naturetrust.nb.ca/wp/

 


PHOTOS FROM THE PASSPORT TO NATURE

  
2018 Passport to Nature