Tag Archives: photography

Passport to Nature: Underway for a Third Year

This is just one possibility of sightings and experiences that you could encounter when you attend a Passport to Nature event at one of the 45 properties that The Couchiching Conservancy helps to protect.

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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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New Partnership with Orillia Museum of Art & History

We are pleased to announce that the Conservancy will be working on a special project with the Orillia Museum (OMAH).

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The Pure Dedication of Birders

Take the Christmas Bird Count season as an example. Any time between mid December and early January, alarms are waking birders up very early in the morning.

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Birding: Inside the life of a Loon

There is excitement developing in the Common Loons that have spent the past few months off shore on the Eastern Seaboard. It’s an inner drive that compels them to begin their northern migration back to our lakes. It is not only an exciting time for them, but for those of us who are just now enjoying the warmth of an early spring sun and the longer days!

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The elusive Red-headed Woodpecker

The Red- headed woodpecker is a striking bird with a bright red head, contrasting blue/ black back and primary wing feathers and white breast and secondary wing feathers. It exhibits similar behavioural characteristics of all woodpeckers such as flight and tree climbing pattern. It is that solid bright red head that makes it easy to distinguish it from other members of the woodpecker family.

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A Unique Father’s Day Present

My children, Sarah and Cameron, never know what to get the “old man” for Father’s Day. This year they purchased the “Photography Safari on Lake Dalrymple” offered at the silent auction hosted at the Carden Nature Festival. It was an exceptional gift.

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Dark-eyed Junco: A member of the Sparrow family

A member of the sparrow family of birds, the Dark-eyed Junco is a familiar sight at our bird feeders every fall and spring. In some locations they may even spend the entire winter in our region.

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Chasing answers on climate change

The level of certainty among scientists that human activity is affecting the global climate has increased, according to the latest report from the Intergovernmental panel on climate change (IPCC). Predictably, the level of rhetoric from climate change deniers has also increased.

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