Tag Archives: walking trails

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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Art at Grant`s Woods: “Art is Where You Find It”

The Couchiching Conservancy land trust has partnered with the Orillia Museum of Art and History to present a special event of installation artworks along the trails of the Grant’s Woods Nature Reserve. Funding for this project was generously provided by the Ontario 150 program.

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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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A Wild Partnership with the Ganaraska Trail

As we work to protect the Black River Wildlands just east of Washago, I have become aware of how much time I have wasted in a car to get to places I perceived to be pristine escapes.

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A tale of two adventurers, not long from now

Weekend hikers and paddlers, your attention please.

I give you two scenarios: Sally and Sid…

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It’s Event Season! Join the Passport, Challenge & Walk

Birding, Walking, Biodiversity and Wilderness. Take part in some of the great upcoming events to connect with nature in our neighbourhood!

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Passport to Nature Kicks Off With an Ode to an Icon

Passport to Nature offers a window on the wilds of the region through a year-round series of free events that include guided hikes, canoe trips, photography and astronomy outings and much more.

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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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