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Re-defining Ecological Perspectives: An Indigenous-Led Bioblitz.

In Bats, Birds, Citizen Science, Climate Change, Events, Fall, Fauna, Featured, Flora, Frogs, Invasive Species, Nature Reserves, People, Properties, Property Maintenance, Salamanders, Species at Risk, Stewardship, Turtles by couchiching

Join Gary Pritchard of Curve Lake First Nation and principal consultant, 4 Directions of Conservation. On the shores of the Black River in Treaty Territory 20 and Williams Treaties, Gary …

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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

Canadian Conservation Corps Interns; Ryan and Claire, along with staff member Aiesha – have spent numerous days mapping out milkweed habitats and setting up new monarch monitoring sites at various …

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Volunteer take on invaders to care for our earth

In Flora, Uncategorized by couchiching

Garlic mustard. Purple loosestrife. Phragmites reed. Dog-strangling vine. The list of invading plants keeps getting longer, and our knowledge of how to battle them is ever changing. The species listed here, plus many more, are ones that have shown up in the Couchiching region from their distant home ranges, and they are quickly displacing the native species.

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Carden Wildflowers: More than just alvar aesthetics

In Flora, Uncategorized by couchiching

As a Conservation Assistant completing fieldwork at the Carden Alvar Natural Area with the Couchiching Conservancy, I’ve had the opportunity to observe several wildflowers unique to this globally-rare alvar environment. They impact the various species of wildlife that call Carden home, and are worth appreciating.