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The Carden Challenge: Working Together for Nature

It’s around 5:30 pm on Friday and the teams are starting to gather at the cabin. Tents are being pitched, cars parked and tally sheets distributed. It’s nearly time for the Carden Challenge to start.

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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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Get ready for the Passport to Nature: With Maple Tree I.D.

When is a beloved maple tree not a beloved maple tree? When it’s not a native species. Of eight species of maple growing in Ontario, one has caught the ire of conservationists,and over the last decade or so quite lot of effort has been made to get rid it. The dark one in question is the Norway maple.

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Carden Challenge: May 26-27, 2017

Mark your calendar! Get your birding ear back in tune – Grab your binos and butterfly nets…the Carden Challenge is upon us!

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Your Invitation to the Event of the Year

This year the Annual General Meeting is to be held on February 4th from 1:30-4:30 pm at Hawk Ridge Golf and Country Club.

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Upcoming events with The Couchiching Conservancy

These sunny days and warmer temperatures have got me eager to get outside, to explore some of the properties that The Couchiching Conservancy helps to protect and learn more about the species in the region. This year the Conservancy is offering up three major events and programs – The Passport to Nature, Carden Challenge and Walk Wylie.

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Thanks! Annual General Meeting a hit

Our thanks to all who attended our AGM. It was so wonderful to see everyone again and re-connect. Read the documents we shared and see pictures from the event.

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Passport to Nature a Wild Journey

Over the past seven months, The Couchiching Conservancy has been inviting people to visit our properties on guided hikes, bike rides, water events and walks. The seasons have changed, friendships were made and somehow the months have pleasantly flown by with the Passport to Nature series. It has now completed for the year and what an incredibly successful venture it has been!

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Get your passport to a hiking and biking adventure

Washago area residents have an opportunity to follow John Challis, his partner Gayle Carlyle, and avid cyclist Bob Omerod as they lead the next event in The Couchiching Conservancy’s Passport to Nature series.

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UPDATE: Explore Roehl Wetland on July 12

Roehl Wetland was donated to the Conservancy in 2005 by Dave and Bill Darker in memory of their grandparents. Straddling the mouth of Deadman’s Creek on the west side of Sparrow Lake, the Reserve contains both a series of marshy ponds maintained by beaver, and the adjacent dry granite barrens. So at that level, we will be able to see the way its vegetation changes along the wetland edge.

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