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An Alvar Adventure with the Green Snakes on the Plain

On your mark, get set… go! The light was as green as our name and we were off to observe as many species of wildlife as possible on the Carden limestone plain. Surrounded by alvars, wetlands, woodlands, and the array of wildlife they support, you can’t help but marvel at the wonders of nature before your eyes. I invite you to ride along with team Green Snakes on the Plain as I reflect on an annual tradition, fourteen years strong, known as the Couchiching Conservancy’s Carden Challenge.


Carden Challenge 24-Hour Birding Marathon

May 25th & 26th, 6 pm to 6 pm: Participate in the birding challenge of a lifetime, or sponsor one of our teams. Teams of 4 traverse the Carden Alvar for 24 hours in search of the most bird species. Featuring recreational and professional team divisions. This year’s celebrity birder is long-time birder and past president of the Ontario Field Ornithologists, Jean Iron. **New This Year: Critter Search!