Notes from the Field – Winter 2021

In Featured, Nature Reserves, Trails, Winter by couchiching

Left:  Aiesha on a recent visit to AHS to collect waypoints and tracks for the new trail map coming soon (photo:  Dorthea)  Right:  The AHS trailhead (photo:  Mel Tuck).

Stay tuned Alexander Hope-Smith walkers:  We’ve got a new trail map coming this winter.  

Have you seen the beautiful Nature Reserve map Aiesha Aggarwal created for this year’s Annual Report ?  How about the new (geotagged) trail map for TC Agnew

For years, neighbours have been doing a great job of creating trail locator maps, and we plan to keep the existing system  – just give it some colour and polish.  For those who care, the map will be geotagged, meaning you can use it in your favourite map app such as Avenza.   


Thanks to the Orillia Community Development Corporation and the Pathways to Employment Program.  

Left: Jane Brasher checking out the trails at Grant’s Woods (photo: Kathy Hunt). Right: Marilyn Clark captures a vibrant sky at Thomas C. Agnew during her snowshoe visit.

When visiting the Nature Reserves, you may run into our volunteer Trail Ambassadors!

This is a new job as part of the Ambassador Program. With the increase in trail use on many of the Reserves, these volunteers are keeping an eye out to make sure the trails are being respected, picking up garbage, engaging trail users and more!

We are currently recruiting for Trail Ambassadors. If you are interested, please visit the Ambassador Page

Click here to read the fall Notes from the Field