Tag Archives: Thomas C. Agnew Nature Reserve

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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Happy Spring! Unexpected Experiences in the Outdoors

Every walk, outing, hike or trip we take outside holds an element of the unknown. What wildlife will we see? How many different kinds of fungi can we count? What kind of birds will we see in the skies?

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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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A New Year, a Renewed Drive to Get Outdoors

New Years Eve; the time of year when my younger self was ready to party.

But of recent New Years has taken on a new meaning

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A team effort; The Fawcett and Agnew property team

Looking after the dozens of protected properties managed by the Conservancy is an arduous and time-consuming task. So the properties have volunteer teams who take on the job of monitoring them on a regular basis.

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A change of scenery: walking trails

A popular spot for walking, Grant’s Woods, has four kilometres of walking trails — and is currently closed. The work of the conservancy extends well beyond Grant’s Woods, though. There are a number of properties that are open to the public and some have established walking trails.

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The tree name game – Blue Beech

Common names for plants can be an easy way to identify them; mention trillium, and a familiar image quickly comes to mind. But sometimes the common name, or names, we give flora can create all kinds of confusion.

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Help Us Push the Agnew Appeal Over The Top

We are $19,000 away from reaching our campaign goal to secure the long-term care of the newly created 85 acre Thomas C. Agnew Reserve near Washago. Major donations from family members, the Township of Severn and the Ontario Land Trust Alliance have all helped us toward our goal of $77,600. Now we need your help to push the campaign over the top. The Conservancy is planning to develop trails, fencing and signage on this property in 2013 to make the property accessible to the public at the same time as we curb abuses that threaten its natural features. A ceremony is planned to officially celebrate the acquisition in the fall.

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