Tag Archives: nature

The T.C. Agnew Property: Grateful for Nature Reserves

It is hard to fathom protecting our favourite wild places all on our own. There is so much to know, so much money needed, so much expertise required. With The Couchiching Conservancy, protecting nature for future generations is possible.

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We have events for you to go outside and play this fall!

I know, I know, it can be shocking at first, maybe even a little upsetting, but when the leaves begin to change colour there is magic in the air

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How birds keep cool in summer heat

During one of the very few really hot days we had this summer, a lady asked me how birds keep cool during those conditions.
They have a number of methods of beating the heat.

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Property Monitoring Special: Who wants to be a scientist?

Who doesn’t want to be a scientist? It is one of the most intriguing jobs on earth. Nothing else has that same sense of wonder and discovery applied to it.

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You can Help Protect the Black River Wildlands

The Couchiching Conservancy has a rare opportunity to protect more than 4 kms of Black River shoreline, winding through 730 acres of intact wilderness. Working with Ontario Parks, the Conservancy is racing to raise $575,000 to purchase this parcel which will fill a significant gap in Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Park.

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Conserving Creativity with the Orillia Museum

The Orillia Museum of Art & History and The Couchiching Conservancy are proud to announce, Conserving Creativity, as part of 2017’s Ontario150 celebrations in showcasing the legacy of our cultural landscape.

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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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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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Follow along – Carden Challenge starts Friday!

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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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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