The smell of fall is in the air and the colours are in full glory. The crunch of leaves under my feet, wearing cozy sweaters and getting out in the fresh and cool air – it’s my absolute favourite time of year. This week I’d like to share some upcoming events with you.
So grab your calendars and mark us in!
The second year of the Passport to Nature has been incredibly successful thanks to the many volunteers and businesses involved. There are still five events left in this series and we’re already working on the slate of activities for the third Passport to Nature.
Things that Go Bump in the Night, happening later this month at Grant’s Woods is full but join the waitlist if you’re super keen. There have been other cancellations before, so it’s worth it.
Feeder Birds, also taking place at Grant’s Woods with Janet Grand from the Bird House Nature Company, still has space available. Together you’ll learn about bird identification, biology and bird behaviour.
Just before Christmas, the Kids Christmas Bird Count is set to be a fun activity for families and will be led by Julia Wolst.
In January, Tracks in the Snow at East Coulson Swamp with Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) staffers Kristyn Ferguson and Laura Robson is almost full. Lastly, there is still space available to Snowshoe Copeland Friends with our friends at Sojourn in February. Registration and details for all of events is available on our website.
The Ontario Land Trust Alliance (OLTA) annual gathering is taking place at YMCA Geneva Park later this month. This three-day conference is a great opportunity to network with others working to conserve our natural landscapes. There are a wide variety of information sessions available; some of which are presented by staff of the Couchiching Conservancy. There will be a tour of Prairie Smoke Alvar Nature Reserve, a property that the Conservancy helps to manage and protect led by Kristyn from NCC. Visit OLTA’s website to see the full schedule of events and to register.
If you love photography and are inspired by our beautiful landscapes, take part in the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition #FavPlaceSimcoe photo contest. You can share your love of the area with pictures or video and be entered to win some great prizes. Contest closes Oct. 31 – visit their website for details.
Lastly, planning way ahead – Please save the date for our Annual General Meeting on Feb. 4, 2017. It promises to be another great event.
By now, I think that I’ve probably provided you with enough events and activities to fill up your calendar.