Tag Archives: Carden

Notes From the Field – Fall 2017

This Praying Mantis stuck in a spider web was discovered by one of our Invasive Monitoring Teams on Windmill Ranch last week.

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Featured Bird: Cuckoos (Not Just on Clocks!)

I also was delighted by the farm houses, because in those days, most had a cuckoo clock.? I was also thrilled, with a little help, to pull the long chains which wound up the clock mechanisms. Little did I know that there was a real bird called a Cuckoo!

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Expedition Alvar: The 2017 Carden Challenge

Just imagine the opportunity to embark on an environmental expedition that immerses you in the depths of wilderness, where you get to learn, explore, and engage with nature alongside like-minded people. A whirlwind “safari,” if you will, for 24 hours observing species at risk, breathing in fresh air, and taking immediate conservation action all while having fun.

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Passport to Nature: Are Your Kids Nuts for Nature?

The Couchiching Conservancy will be holding the 3rd “Nuts for Nature” family funfest at the Carden Recreation Centre this coming Sunday, June 11 from 9 am to 4 pm. The focus is on kids and their exposure to the natural world.

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Over 150 species counted during Carden Challenge

All together the eleven teams counted over 200 species – birds, butterflies, mammals and more. With their efforts, and your kindness, $19,200 has been raised to date, with more funds coming in daily to support our conservation efforts of the Carden Alvar!

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Feature Bird: Eastern Towhees

After a minute or so listening and watching, the noise stopped and from out of the undergrowth, a male Eastern Towhee flew up to the rail fence, tipped his head up and began to sing his heart out….”drink your tea…drink your tea!”

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A Challenge to Support Nature

May is also the month of the Couchiching Conservancy’s annual Carden Challenge, when teams of keen amateur naturalists compete to find as many species as possible over a 24-hour period.

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It’s Event Season! Join the Passport, Challenge & Walk

Birding, Walking, Biodiversity and Wilderness. Take part in some of the great upcoming events to connect with nature in our neighbourhood!

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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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Getting set to be challenged in Carden

On the morning of May 28th at least fifty hardy souls will emerge into the soft morning light to take part in the 12th annual Carden Challenge. The challenge part is not just getting out of bed. In the rich mosaic of natural habitats that make up the Carden limestone plain, the Challenge is finding the greatest number of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, butterflies and dragonflies in a 24-hour period.

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