Tag Archives: wilderness pleasures

Leave it to Nature: Lessons on Fall colours

If you’re anything like me you know the feeling of sheer excitement when the leaves begin to change colour in fall. As trees begin to brace for… dare I say, for those less excited, winter, our favourite natural spaces in Ontario transform into colourful works of art.

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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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Special: When the land gets a hold on you

Sometimes a little patch of earth seeps into you until it gets a little hard to discern where it ends and you begin.
It’s funny that we don’t have a word for that feeling, though countless people have experienced it across the ages.

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Fantastic Tips for Spring Wildflower Photography

Using the camera on your smartphone or the automatic settings of your camera will provide you with a satisfactory but ordinary image. Here are some tips that will help you take extraordinary images of wildflowers.

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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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