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Notes from the Field: Summer 2021

In Animal Tracks, Bats, Birds, Carden Alvar, Citizen Science, Climate Change, Fauna, Featured, Flora, Frogs, Insects, Internship, Invasive Species, Nature Reserves, Properties, Property Maintenance, Salamanders, Species at Risk, Stewardship, Summer, Turtles, Uncategorized, Vernal Pools, Water by couchiching

When the bugs are biting, and you’re thinking twice about going out in the forest, you have to remember that there are always interesting things to find that will (hopefully) …

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Carden Challenge Raises Over $23,000

In Birds, Carden Alvar, Spring, Uncategorized by couchiching

Nearly 50 local birdwatchers topped off the busy month of May by participating in the 12th annual Carden Challenge, an event that combines skills, tenacity, and friendly competition for a good cause. The combined efforts of eleven participating teams raised over $23,000 in pledges and donations for the Carden Alvar programs of the Couchiching Conservancy.

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Protecting our lake’s lifelines

In Carden Alvar, Uncategorized, Water by couchiching

Headwaters are like the foundation of a building, and if they are compromised, so is the entire watershed. If the headwater stream stays cold year-round, it is of primary importance because it provides the larger, lower portions of the river with a steady base flow of clean water.

We have a group of volunteers testing these headwaters through a Water Quality Project.