Caring for the Land We Love – Fall/Winter 2015

In Fall, kids, Properties, Property Maintenance, Winter by couchiching

A new cattle watering well has been drilled on Turnbull Ranch. This is part of the bobolink habitat enhancement program, and will draw cattle to use a part of the ranch that they overlook in hot dry weather. By having better grazing, the grass habitat will improve for bobolink nesting success. (Dec 12)

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November 19, 2015

Northern Water SnakeThe Doyle Road Bridge site is really lively a lot of the time. Its been a lot of fun testing there. There’s a Northern Water Snake that we’ve seen a few times. The last time we were there it swam under a rock during our turbidity testing, after watching us for a long time after we first arrived. I thought it was trying to hide, until it resurfaced with a small fish in its mouth! We got to watch it finish its meal for the rest of the time we were testing. – from Meagan Couglin, Water Quality Team Member

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November 8, 2015

Bluebird Ranch SARBEXWork continues to clean up the grassland enhancement site on Bluebird Ranch. Great team work from Dave, Paul, Ginny, Ron, Craig and Aiesha.

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November 2, 2015

2015_11_02_PF students with the Grant's Woods signThe sign at Grant’s Woods has been moved. Now in a more central location, everyone will be able to see it directly from the parking lot (it was in the forest before).

Students from Patrick Fogarty Secondary School completed the entire project over the course of a few days.

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October 26, 2015

Students take down Grant's Woods signThe students from Patrick Fogarty are at it again! They are taking apart the trail sign at Grant’s Woods so that it can be moved to a new location.

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September 14, 2015

Patrick Fogarty Students Build Bridges at Grant's Woods

Students from Patrick Fogarty Secondary School helped to build a bridge over a section of the trails at Grant’s Woods.

A reminder that the trails are currently closed to the public during office renovations. There are many other properties that are open to the public and have signed walking trails.

To find properties with trails, please visit our Property page.

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Want to see what volunteers and staff were up to over the spring and summer? See pictures and descriptions here.