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Annual General Meeting, March 7th

In Events by couchiching

All are welcome to attend the Annual General Meeting! This is a perfect opportunity to connect with others and learn about local conservation work.   We will share conservation news …

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Expedition Alvar: The 2017 Carden Challenge

In Events, Funding, News by couchiching

Just imagine the opportunity to embark on an environmental expedition that immerses you in the depths of wilderness, where you get to learn, explore, and engage with nature alongside like-minded people. A whirlwind “safari,” if you will, for 24 hours observing species at risk, breathing in fresh air, and taking immediate conservation action all while having fun.

Songs by the thousand – the Brown Thrasher

In Birds, Events, Uncategorized by couchiching

Brown thrashers got their name from the thrashing sound they make as they forage for food in dried leaves and other vegetation on the ground. Where the “brown” came from is beyond me, because, in fact, they possess beautiful rufous- or rusty-coloured feathers on their back, wings and long tail.

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Exploring and learning on the alvar

In Carden Alvar, Events, Uncategorized by couchiching

Each year hundreds of people head to the Carden alvar in droves. They are drawn by the landscape and species, but also by two special events hosted by The Couchiching Conservancy featuring the alvar and taking place in late May and early June – Carden Challenge and Carden Alvar Nature Festival.

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Land trust movement continues to gain momentum

In Events, News, Uncategorized by couchiching

This past week Geneva Park hosted the Ontario Land Trust Alliance (OLTA) Gathering, an annual three day conference that brings together land trust members and others that are dedicated to protecting land. Each year, well over one hundred people attend. What an amazing feeling it is to be in a room with other people that are dedicated to a similar mission – to protect nature.