Tag Archives: nature reserves

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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The Wild Women of Conservation: My Heroines

I am going to share some of my female heroes in conservation, who have made a huge difference to the world around us.

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A Year in the Life: 365 Days of Conservation

There are 365 days in a year. That’s 52 weeks, 8760 hours or 525,600 minutes. For the supporters, volunteers and staff of The Couchiching Conservancy, that time is dedicated to protecting some of the wild landscapes in our region.

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In the News: Wildlife On the Move

A decade ago, we would visit Niagara-on-the-Lake for a glimpse of these species, and marvel that their ranges just barely reached into the southernmost bits of Ontario.

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Non-hibernating Mode; Nature in Winter

Anyone who knows me knows I am not a huge fan of winter. In fact, that would be putting it mildly.
Given that humans have not evolved to hibernate through winter, I must figure out a way to make it through to springtime

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Join Us For Thirty Days of Gratitude

Studies show that gratitude can change our lives. For the next 30 days, we’re going to express our gratitude for this amazing organization.

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Get Outside: Adventures After Dark

Throw your fear of the dark aside, and follow along with Julia Wolst, as she explains the benefits and fun that can be had at night.

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Tim-brrrr – exploring the Kris Starr Sanctuary

The Kris Starr Sanctuary is a mixture of alvar and Canadian Shield, with a diverse variety of species. The Head Rivers runs through a section of the property, and to the north, the property connects to the Queen Elizabeth II Provincial Park creating a vast wildlife corridor. Learn about the history of the property here.

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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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