Tag Archives: wilderness pleasures

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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Adventure Awaits with Night Sky Stewardship

As the sun sets day after day, not all natural resources disappear to the naked eye, especially in locations situated in central and northern Ontario

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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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UPDATE: Explore Roehl Wetland on July 12

Roehl Wetland was donated to the Conservancy in 2005 by Dave and Bill Darker in memory of their grandparents. Straddling the mouth of Deadman’s Creek on the west side of Sparrow Lake, the Reserve contains both a series of marshy ponds maintained by beaver, and the adjacent dry granite barrens. So at that level, we will be able to see the way its vegetation changes along the wetland edge.

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How do you save a piece of wilderness?

The concept of a land trust came to this region in the early 1990s when a handful of motivated people were looking for new ways to preserve wilderness areas.

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