Tag Archives: wilderness pleasures

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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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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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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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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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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Comparison: Birders versus Bird Watchers

I must clarify something. I am not a Birder – I am just a Bird Watcher! What’s the difference?

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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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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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